Saturday, April 21, 2018

Exploring Sea Shore of Singapore - Part 1

Got to take a break from my Thailand trip as I have not process or go through the photos yet. Is been a while since I last explored rich biodiversity of Singapore sea shore.
Sun Rise Singapore
 The sun is already up when I arrive at the shore.
Geographic Sea Hare (Syphonota geographica)
This is huge compare to other animals that we saw at the shore. The  Geographic Sea Hare (Syphonota geographica) are in season. Saw quite a number of them.
Hermit crab
 Hermit crab taking over an empty shell as new home.
Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber)
 Is always good to be able to find a sea star especially a Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber)
Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber)
 More lucky satrs... small, medium & large
Sand Stars (Astropecten spp.)
 Found another one just right before it burrow in to the sands - Sand Stars (Astropecten spp.)
Feather star
 Usually see them when go diving, but we saw one at the shore, a Feather star.
Black Sea Urchin
 Saw this Black Sea Urchin covered with sea grass on its spines.
White Sea Urchin (Salmacis sp.)
 Another about the same size but much colourful - White Sea Urchin (Salmacis sp.)
Mantis shrimp
 Other than sea urchin, saw this Mantis shrimp.
Leaf-porter crab (Neodorippe callida)
 A very tiny Leaf-porter crab (Neodorippe callida) swim under the leaf of a floating sea grass.
Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus)
 This is the moult (empty shell)of a Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus)
Spiny Hands (Charybdis hellerii)
 Another moult but this belongs to Spiny Hands (Charybdis hellerii)
Cuttlefish bone
Not an empty shell but a Cuttlefish bone. Since it is rich of calcium, they are used as calcium-rich dietary supplements for many small animals such as cage birds. They are also a good polishing material too... (to be continued in Part 2).

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