We were back at another part of Changi shore this morning to see what's out there during a super low spring tide.
That indeed got us wondering why they are so common today... does it got to do with the haze situation?
Pebble crab (Family Leucosiidae) that I have not seen for a long long time. Thanks Chay Hoon for showing it to me.
Smooth cuttlefish swimming very quickly, darting different corners of the shallow waters during the outgoing tide.
Pencil squid (Family Loliginidae) that are usually found at night such as this predawn trip.
Ball moon snail (Polinices didyma) where its body can look like a moon when inflated.
Pink moon snails (Natica zonalis) is much smaller though but I do like the patterns on its mantle.
Noble volutes (Cymbiola nobilis) and this particular one was apparently trying to pry open the fan shell. Coincidentally, the exterior of the fan shell is crowded with sea cucumbers.
Garlic bread sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra).
Plain sand stars (Astropecten indicus) on the left and the Painted sand stars (Astropecten sp.) on the right. It is weird that I didn't even come across a single Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber) though Ria saw only one.
Pink sand dollars (Peronella lesueuri) seem to be dwindling but it is still good to find a couple on today's trip.
Flowery sea pen (Family Veretillidae).
Ball flowery soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) which I don't think I have seen before at this stretch of shore.
White snapping shrimps (Family Alpheidae) that demonstrated its loud snap from its pincer when I tried to take a closer look at the commensal.
Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni) were revealed and this one even has a pair of Anemone shrimps (Periclimenes brevicarpalis).
Glass anemone (Doflenia sp.) that can sting very badly if you touch it.
Miliaris cowrie (Cypraea miliaris) that is usually found on rockier and silty shores.
Baler volutes (Melo melo), we didn't find them but instead saw its shell with an octopus inhabiting within it!
Semper's armina nudibranch (Armina semperi) that are usually associated with the sea pencils and sea pens.