Tuesday, April 12, 2005

concrete beach

think there's nothing on the seawall? look closer...


seaslugs (They're well camouflaged. At least 5 of them in this pic)

mermaid's fan (padina)

you'll be surprised to find species that are seldom found on the natural shore on the seawall instead. The star limpet is one of them. These guys are 3 times bigger than a normal false limpet.

With more areas becoming urbanized, natural shores are rapidly replaced by artificial structures (If you can find old pictures of labrador beach, you'll see that the park and seawall replaced a part of the natural beach). These structures have the potential to affect the biodiversity of intertidal environments and it may be worth your time to take a walk along the seawall and compare what you can find there (there are more species than those shown above) as compared to the natural beach.

working late has its rewards...

tread lightly and you'll realise the best things are for free
let the sea breeze caress your hair, makes you feel carefree
standstill and listen to the music of the sea
let the waves around your ankels cool your tired feet
the sky changes colours and golden rays retreat
you'll be sad to leave but good memories are yours to keep


  1. poetic man ling'er.. love the last pix! send me!

  2. crabbie spent 2 hrs writing an entry AND then there was an error when saving!!!! so everything's gone... so now crabbie has to wait again... hai