Day 3 of our Chinese New Year field trip series was at St John's Island! It has been 2 years since my last visit and that was also during the CNY period.
Hairy green seaweed (Bryopsis sp.) and it does look colourful and alive.
Magnificent anemones (Heteractis magnifica) at the reef edge and this anemone is the home for the Anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis).
Bornella nudibranch (Bornella sp.).
Slender ceratosoma nudibranch (Ceratosoma gracillimum) that is rarely seen on the intertidal shore. This is only my second sighting after my first in 2009 at Terumbu Raya. It looked like this when I first found it! Rather photogenic yeah?
Giant top shell snail (Trochus niloticus) showing its body, foot and tentacles. Maybe it's my imagination, but it does look like it is waving.
Clear sundial snails (Architectonica perspectiva). They are not commonly sighted.
Starry mouthed nudibranch (Bornella stellifer), was found stranded on dry ground. It looked a lot better when placed back in water.
ascidians are several of these well camouflaged Tiny spider crabs. They are covered with the ascidians and totally blends well into the environment!
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus)! It's my first time seeing it here though Ria has seen a knobbly at St John's before. It looks like the ones found on Changi shore.
Protoreaster nodosus) as they have tiny bumps at the tips of its arms which is what we observe in Pentaceraster sea star (Pentaceraster mammilatus).
Garlic bread sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra) to make up the national flag. :)