It's been about 3 years since I last visited certain stretches of East Coast Park during super low spring tide. Yes there's marine life at East Coast! However, they are only exposed at
super low tides that do not usually occur much in a year and that
limits the number of times we can go down to take a look.
Basket stars (Family Euryalidae) clinging onto the sea fans if you look hard enough.
This shore was previously badly hit by the oil spill in 2010. During our last visit in 2013, it seemed very sparse. Back then, we figured it could be due to beach nourishment (topping up of sand) that took place earlier. This could have smothered many of the marine life.
Disk coral (Turbinaria sp.), a Spiny sea star (Gymnanthenea laevis) and also a small red Sea fan or Gorgonian (Order Gorgonacea).
Zebra corals (Oulastrea crispata), Cave corals (Tubastrea sp.) and the Pore hard coral (Porites sp.).
Spiny sea stars (Gymnanthenea laevis). Here's one clinging onto the rock.
Painted sand stars (Astropecten sp.).
Spindle or False cowrie snails (Family Ovulidae) found on some of them!
Miliaris cowrie (Erosaria miliaris) used to also be found on this shore and I'm glad to find one on this trip.
Arabian cowrie (Cypraea arabica)! First time seeing it here. Let's hope this shore will continue to recover with no further impact.
More photos of the trip can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/koksheng/shares/2Ef6TA