It's been a while I have checked out our shores since Chinese New Year earlier in February. The morning low tides are back and on this Good Saturday (after Good Friday), Ron and I decided to drop by Changi on a not-so-low spring tide.
Sea pencils sticking out from the sand! Sea pencilss are members of the same Class Anthozoa as sea anemones.
this paper written by Siong Kiat as he described more about this new record for Singapore.
Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni).
tiny anemone shrimps (Periclimenes sp.).
Plain sand stars (Astropecten sp.), I also stumbled upon this rarer Luidia sand star (probably Luidia hardwicki)!
Hypselodoris nudibranch (Hypselodoris sp.) is a worthy consolation.
Miliaris cowrie (Cypraea miliaris).
Graceful cowrie (Purpuradusta gracilis) that we have seen before at Sekudu. Nevertheless, it's better to wait for the experts to confirm this id.
Noble volute (Cymbiola nobilis).
Peanut worm (Phylum Sipuncula) which are not usually seen as they spend most of their time underground.
Naked moon snails (Sinum sp.). It has a flat shell and the large body is unable to retract into the shell completely when disturbed.
More photos of the trip can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/koksheng/archives/date-taken/2014/04/19/