26 Jun '13, 1am

Wild Shores of Singapore: East Coast Surprise: Reefy! by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: East Coast Surprise: Reefy! by @wildsingapore

There are reefy areas on the artificial East Coast Park shores! Hard structures are crowded with colourful animals that we associate with reefs. It is a super super low tide and due to the haze, we decided to cancel all boat trips and focus on mainland shores. Kok Sheng suggested we check out Bedok Jetty, which we had not visited at low tide since 2009 . I did check out the Jetty in Mar 2013 but at high tide and only had glimpses of the marine life here. On this small pink Tree sea fan (Family Melithaeidae) we saw three large basket stars. Here's a closer look at the basket star . We had seen lots and lots of these basket stars in the dredge surveys of the bottom of Singapore's seas during the recent Southern Expedition . Mei Lin pointed out this tiny ovulid snail (Family Ovulidae) living on a sea fan. This snail is found only on sea fans, blending perfectly with its host....

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