14 Oct '11, 3pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Big snail at Chek Jawa and Kandelia candel on Changi!

Wild Shores of Singapore: Big snail at Chek Jawa and Kandelia candel on Changi!

Today I saw the gianormous Baler snail for the first time on Chek Jawa! Earlier in the day, I also found on Changi Beach, propagules of the rare mangrove tree Kandelia candel . Chay Hoon (and probably others) did see the Baler snail (Melo melo ) at Chek Jawa before. I've also seen this snail on Changi. Chay Hoon saw one at Chek Jawa eating a Noble volute (Cymbiola nobilis )! Today, several of us saw the beautiful Noble volute too. I saw many healthy looking Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni ) but not as many as before the mass deaths in 2007 . Today, there were also lots of Swimming anemones (Boloceroides mcmurrichi ). And I noticed lots of Lined bead anemones (Diadumene lineata ) on the boardwalk. I was glad to see many Garlic bread sea cucumbers (Holothuria scabra ). These sea cucumbers were found to play an important role seagrass health. They were also ba...

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