26 Jun '13, 1am

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

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

Lush meadows of seagrasses suprised us at East Coast Park! Where there is seagrass, there is usually a great variety of animals! Many Thorny sea cucumbers (Colochirus quadrangularis ) and Pink warty sea cucumbers (Cercodemas anceps ) studded the seagrass meadows. The shore had lots of lush fresh healthy looking Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis ). As well as Needle seagrass. Among the seagrasses were little animals like this small Flower crab. There were some patches of only skinny Needle seagrass (Halodule sp.). I got a bit too excited seeing the broader seagrass. But a closer look revealed they were just broader Needle seagrass! We saw many MANY large Eight-armed sea star (Luidia maculata ) which had only six arms. There are two in this photo, it's hard to spot them when they are covered in sand. Kok Sheng found only one with 8 arms. There were lots of Striped hermit crab...

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