What is so special about this part of Changi shore would be the hard-to-spot-at-first Armoured sea cucumber.
|Armoured sea cucumber|
The Armoured sea cucumber, as its common name suggest, feels like it has a hard shelter protecting the animal. The animal is found stuck very firmly onto rocks, behaving like a limpet. Very little is known about this sea cucumber on our shores at this moment.
|Overview of the Armoured sea cucumber.|
The silty ends are the mouth and anus.
|Very interesting underside of the Armoured sea cucumber.|
|Crown sea star 1|
|Underside of Crown sea star.|
Looks like there are some other animals stuck on the underside.
|Crown sea star 2|
|Crown sea star 3|
|Crown sea star 4|
|Underside of Crown sea star 4|
|Luidia sand star (Overview)|
|Luidia sand star (Underside)|
|Eight-armed sea star, but this only has six arms.|
|Plain sand star|
|The unknown flatworn.|
|The two black spots are eye spots?|
|Closeup on the head of the seahorse|
Under the rocks, these porcelain crabs were scrambling when noticed.
|Tiny under-a-stone porcelain crab.|
|Mama Rock crab with eggs.|
|Mating pair of swimming crabs|
|Purple climbing crab|
|Painted porcelain crab|
|Porcelain crab on Ball flowery soft coral|
|Spiky sea pen|
Due to the bad haze yesterday morning, many of us dropped out of the fieldtrip while a few carried on to check out a stretch of Changi shore. Read more about what they saw yesterday from Ria's blog - Hazy at special Changi shore.
Post by others on this trip:
Kok Sheng - Changi Rocky shore is alive!
Mei Lin - Haze woes - Changi stretch 26032013
Ria - Rocky Changi with nudis and more