|The first team of volunteers who visited in Dec 2011|
On some trips, the weather was rather wet and the tide a little high, but this didn't deter these intrepid visitors!
|The second team of volunteers who visited in Jan 2012|
|The third team of volunteers who visited in Jan 2012|
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus) are a key highlight of the trip!
White sea urchins (Salmacis sp). As usual, they were camouflaged by their habit of 'carrying' bits of debris. This sea urchin is more common on our northern shores like Chek Jawa and seldom seen on our southern shores. Indeed, this why in some ways, Cyrene is the Chek Jawa of the South.
Grey bonnet snails (Phalium glaucum), including one eating a Cake sand dollar (Arachnoides placenta). There are lots of these sand dollars on Cyrene, but it's uncommon to see these snails during daylight. Perhaps it was because the water was still high!
Fig snail (Ficus variegata)! My first time seeing this on Cyrene! So far, we've only seen this snail in Changi, Changi East and at East Coast Park.
More about these trips on wild shores of singapore in Dec 2011 and 9 Jan 2012 and 10 Jan 2012.