Another finding - Biscuit Starfish and Sand Dollar
The children are having so much fun and the rain didn't bother them a single bit. Denver is holding on to a hermit crab (a pretty big one) which just crawled out from its 'home' to say Hi!
If you look close enough, you will find a couple of hermit crabs (big/small) on the wetland. In order to grow, they will need to move to a bigger "house".
I love the pretty shells the hermit crabs are residing in. ^_^
More discovery? Let's check them out!
Look what I am holding in my hand? It's slimy and soft.
Answer: It is actually a Sea Cucumber!
We kept our heads down and eyes on the sand, hoping to spot something as we walked. I must admit Hubby really has super sonic eyes to be able to see this little crab (~1cm) against the white sand! I need to do multiple zoom on my camera to capture this!
The children enjoyed their walk even though it was drizzling. Everyone got excited whenever something new was uncovered.
Here's another "Amazing" finding - Moon snail egg case.
Colourful sea cucumber alike, more moon snail egg case and sea hares!
This purple, blue-coloured creature captures our sight immediately but none of us dare to touch it as we aren't sure if it is poisonous. According to our guide, this striking colour beauty is a Naked Nudibranch.
I think we have increased our knowledge bank today learning more about these little creatures!
Here's another percular one that we saw - Sea Squirt. Our guide demostrated how the water is being squirted out by pressing the body of the sea squirt. Denver was equally amused and amazed.
We went back to have a peek at the starfish and found a hairy, "spider-like" body starfish call the Brittle Starfish. Look at its long, slender arms!
If my memory did not fail me, this should be the Noble Volute and its egg shell. Noble Volute are actually snails and their shells are very beautiful! Unfortunately, it seems they are being collected for food and its attractive shell.
More facts on Wild Singapore. http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/mollusca/gastropoda/volutidae/nobilis.htm
We have not come to the end of our wetlands tour yet! There are so much more to uncover and more photos which we will share in Part 3!