11 Sep '18, 8am

Punggol shore clinging on to life

We return to this rocky shore, directly opposite the source of the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait in Jan 2017 at Pasir Gudang Port in Johor. The shore today seemed a lot less lively than our last survey in May 2017 . But there is still some life here. Compared to our survey in May 2017 , there are a lot less sponges and even less ascidians. But there were still small sparse patches of colourful sponges, ascidians on the rocks and hard surfaces here. The rest of the team even saw nudibranchs! I saw a few small patches of Zebra coral and one small patch of Cave coral . Quite similar to what I saw in May 2017 . Unlike my survey in May 2015 , I didn't see any cerianthids and Flowery sea pens on the sandy shores below the low water line. There were lots and lots of these tiny sea anemones with an orange 'mouth'. They were found lower down the shore than the usual ...

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