A gorgeous Magnificent anemone was nestled on rocks right next to a TeamSeagrass transect!
TeamSeagass at Pulau Semakau yesterday, despite the changeable weather. And many interesting encounters too!
A closer look at the Magnificent anemone (Heteractis magnifica) shows that it has a pair of anemone shrimps (Periclimenes brevicarpalis)!
Alligator pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus) and it looks exactly like Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides)!
seahorse (Hippocampus comes)! Hurray! I was glad to be able to show it to Collin who is working on ways to save this beautiful animal. He checked it and pronounced it a mama. We couldn't find the papa seahorse who is usually nearby.
Garlic bread' sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra) - my foot is next to it for scale. That's good to see as these sea cucumbers are believed to play an important role in the health of seagrasses.
reported to come nearly fully operational, following the big fire there in September.
TeamSeagrass and how to join as a volunteer.