new volunteer guides for the Marine Park. So we really had a great team of guides for the November walks!
There's lots of marine life to see right from the jetty where we land! Here's the colourful corals (orange, green, brown) growing on the jetty legs.
|Photo by Richard Kuah on facebook.|
humungous jellyfish that was stranded on the shore.
|Photo by Koh Kwan Siong on facebook.|
Common sea stars out on the shore! They are so big. And almost all of them are in 'mating' position.
Long-spined black sea urchin! We keep in it the bucket so it doesn't get hurt. After having a closer look at it, the animal is safely returned to where it was found.
cowries to scintilla clams to a Very long ribbon worm.
Fluted giant clam is doing well.
Spoon seagrasses, there are tiny hermit crabs and other critters.
Pink-speckled shrimp goby. The shrimp goby lives in the same burrow with a snapping shrimp. With keener eyesight, the goby keeps a look-out while the shrimp busily digs out and maintains their shared home. The shrimp is literally constantly in touch with the goby with at least one of its antennae always on the goby. When the goby darts into the burrow, the shrimp is right behind.
Haddon's carpet anemone and its anemone shrimps are a great hit. We saw several of these large colourful anemones on the shore.
monkeys on the Sisters Islands. But they will not disturb you if you don't bring food and if you stay in a group.
Catch up with all the happenings at the Marine Park through the Sisters' Islands Marine Park facebook page. You can share your encounters, ideas and thoughts for the Marine Park here.
There's also a new facebook group called 'Things found in Sisters Islands'. You can share your finds here too.
More about guided walks at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park on the NParks website.
More about what to expect at a guided walk.
Why should I visit with an experienced and trained guide? Why are places limited on a public walk? Which other shores are accessible to the public? and more in this wildsingapore page
Posts by others on this trip
- Shirley Yong on her blog: a wonderful, informative post
- More about the Marine Park in these media reports.
- More about Sisters Island how to get there and what to see and do.
- More photos of Sisters Islands on wildsingapore flickr.
- More about Sisters Islands on the wild shores of singapore blog.