Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our Lovely Northern Shore

Is been quite a while since I visited the lively northern shore. PT & me re-visit this lovely shore this morning.

The first star that we found was this cute little Biscuit Star.
A Biscuit Sea Star (Goniodiscaster scaber)
There a lots of tiny one too!
This Sand Star with one arm missing and another is growing...
Sand Star
Animals that stay in the intertidal area must be able to hold themselves during low tide. This pair of seahorse was put to test when the tide goes down.
Pair of Spotted Sea Horse(Hippocampus kuda)
Millet Cowrie (Cyprea millaris)
The Millet Cowrie is a threaten cowrie in Singapore, is really good to be able to see one here!

Fan Shell
 There are lots pf Fan Shell half burrowed in the sand and with nice colours too!

A stranded fish by the outgoing tide
Another stranded animal - Jelly Fish
A Sea Pen
There are lots of sea cucumber of different kinds.
This Thorny Sea Cucumber with feeding tentacles out

 There are also lots of Peacock Anemones in the tidal pool.
with different colours!
Soft corals
Peanut Worm
Sea Urchin
The Geographic Sea Hare (Syphonota geographica)
 The Geographic Sea Hare is in season, there are many of them on the shore!
  Finally found one octopus!

A very striking Striped Hermit Crab
Mantis Shrimp

We have to stop of walk when the window period over, the tide is coming back just when we are about to go for breakfast. 

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