Saturday, December 13, 2008

First Sentosa walk of December

The omnipresent threat of rain from an overcast sky failed to dampen the enthusiasm of our young visitors on Friday's Sentosa Shore Walk, our first for the month of December. The preparations for ZoukOut the next day also failed to distract our visitors from the rich and abundant wildlife of Sentosa's shores, although our hunter-seeker for the day, Ivan, had partying on his mind. LK, November and myself each took one group of visitors.

Thankfully, no rain fell and we were able to end our shore walk safe and sound (and mostly dry above the knee), but not before getting a chance to get to see some of the shore dwellers close-up.

Cheryl and the gastropods.

Some of the colourful creatures we saw: A polka-dotted nudibranch, a mosaic crab, red and brown egg crabs, a ghost shrimp, plenty of corals and snails like the turban shell with it's "cat's eye" operculum, the top shell and dove snails!

The tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides) was flowering, and we were lucky enough to spot both male and female flowers, as well as some of the seagrass fruits!

While wading in the shallow water, I nearly stepped on a scorpionfish twice! Good thing the fish are more afraid of us than we are of them!

Anyway, here we are at the end of a tiring but fruitful day:

And here are some of the comments our visitors left:

And one from Yi Xi - visit their blog at!

Thanks to LK, November, Ivan and Allen for taking time out to guide and seek today.

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