Two weeks after Chinese New Year, we are out on another evening tide to check out one of our favourite shores: Cyrene Reef!
Cyrene Reef is ringed by petrochemical plants on Jurong Island and Pulau Bukom. It is also right next to the container terminals on Pasir Panjang. Cyrene Reef has one of the best seagrass meadows in Singapore and its seagrasses are home to lots of marine life!
previously sighted at Seringat-Kias, the Forskal's sidegill slugs (Pleurobranchus forskalii) are in season and of course Cyrene never fails to host these fellow in great abundance.
Ornate leaf slug (Elysia ornata), Bohol nudibranch (Discodoris boholiensis) and the Beaded nudibranch (Hoplodoris nodulosa). This is probably our first sighting of the Beaded nudibranch in the south!
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus) are nowhere to be seen from where we were exploring. They seem to have migrated, though we found one towards the end of the trip.
Thorny sea urchin (Prionocidaris sp.) and noticed it is also home to a commensal Tiny colourful brittle star (Ophiothela danae).
Grey bonnet snails (Phalium glaucum). The Grey bonnet is listed as 'Endangered' in the Red List of threatened animals of Singapore. It is threatened by habitat loss and over-collection.
Strawberry cockle (Fragum unedo). The strawberry cockle has red lines or beads on its shell.
More photos of the trip here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155021944613158.1073741934.547198157&type=1&l=5d154e4e40