Last week, I had the pleasure of sharing Cyrene with two CEOs!
CEO NParks Mr Poon Hong Yuen was on the first trip. Sharp-eyed participants helped find special marine life such as the Pentaceraster sea star (Pentaceraster mammilatus). This sea star was first discovered on Cyrene and is a new record for Singapore.
There's a rush to have a look at it. Fortunately, the little beast was
quite obliging and allowed everyone to get a glimpse of it.
National Biodiversity Center who organised these trips and shared lots of interesting stories with everyone.
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus)!
False clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) lives in the Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea) and is quite commonly seen on our shores, including Cyrene. But a bit shy and hard to spot at low tide.
Grey bonnet snails (Phalium glaucum). These snails eat sand dollars, which of course, are found in the sand banks...haha...lame marine joke.
Dredging has been going on near Cyrene for some months now.
in the middle of the industrial triangle yet has marvellous seagrass meadows, sandy shores and coral reefs! It was a treat to be able to share these with the CEO and staff of NParks and URA!
National Biodiversity Center for organising these trips! And to the participants for spotting so many interesting marine life and being so encouraging.
More about these trips on the wild shores of singapore blog here and here.