A small team heads out to set up data loggers at Pulau Semakau for TeamSeagrass.
More about what we did to set up the loggers on the TeamSeagrass blog, with a video clip of Siti outlining what we needed to do.
stingray. I'm not quite sure what kind it is.
Giant anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea). But I couldn't find any nemos or anemoneshrimps in it.
Durian sea cucumber (Stichopus horrens) which had just pooped. In the seagrass meadows, Andy found a humungously long synaptid sea cucumber (Family Synaptidae).
Sunflower mushroom coral (Heliofungia actiniformis) that was still stuck to the rubble. There were lots of little Pore corals (Porites sp.) and Favid corals (Family Faviidae).
Button zoanthids (Zoanthus sp.), Frilly sea anemones (Phymanthus sp.), fan worms (Family Sabellidae) and all kinds of different sponges.
Anemone coral (Goniopora sp.).
Cryptic sea star (Cryptasterina sp.) that so far I've only seen on Pulau Semakau.
Perepat (Sonneratia alba) to show Thorsten.
Banded filesnake (Acrochordus granulatus). The snake seemed to have just moulted. Like many marine snakes, it is curious and will come up to investigate booties. But snakes won't bite if we remain calm and just leave them alone.
flaring going on at Pulau Bukom but the burn seems clean without lots of black smoke rising.
Check out Andy's great clip of the filesnake in its final stages of shedding its skin.