It's 2013 and we visited the tiny stretch of Punggol shore for our first intertidal trip of the year on a not-so-low tide.
Doriopsis granulosa right from the start of the trip. Don't think I have seen these slugs before. Their tentacles and external gills are of the same colour as its body, thus can be quite difficult to distinguish and identify.
Beaded nudibranch (Hoplodoris nodulosa) with a coil of nudibranch egg case.
Okenia pellucida on the branching bryozoans. Yet another new sighting for me! The lines on the pale yellow body are pretty and look like they were intricately carved.
Bryozoans (Phylum Bryozoa) are still thriving on this shore with high human traffic.
Sponge crab (Family Dromiidae) with pink tipped claws.
Black sea urchins (Temnopleurus sp.) which can be quite scary if you scrap yourself against them.
Encrusting worm snails (Vermetus sp.) that lives in a tube with a trap door (operculum) to protect themselves. This photo shows an artistic perspective of what looks like a sculpture.
Burgundy anemones (Bunodosoma goanese).
Sea fans (Order Gorgonacea)!
Moon crab (Matuta lunaris).