Just 15 minutes from the main business district lies the tranquil beaches of Little Sisters Island.
In a tiny hole in a large Pore coral (Porites sp.), I saw something that might be a claw. I have no idea what is going on!
Zebra coral (Oulastrea crispata) which has white corallites on a black background.
Black-and-white leathery soft coral (Cladiella sp.). Like other soft corals, it has branched tentacles. But the polyps are very very small!
Mermaid's fan seaweed (Padina sp.). I have read that this seaweed has concentric circles of little hairs but only managed to photograph it now!
Twig-like halfbeaks (Family Hemiramphidae)on many of our shores. But this one had a more colourful pattern. There were of course, also lots of other fishes.
Jorunna funebris which is quite commonly seen on many of our shores. The rest of the team saw lots of other slugs. Chay Hoon of course found some special ones.
Sargassum seaweed (Sargassum sp.)! This is normal for this time of the year, but it does make it difficult to explore the reef. We don't want to hurt any animals hiding under the seaweed or step on dangerous animals, so we avoid stepping on the carpet.
China moon snails (Natica onca), which so far I've only seen on Cyrene Reef.
Land hermit crab (Coenobita sp.) squashed into a tiny shell. Hermit crabs need empty shells to 'upgrade' into as they grow bigger. So please don't remove shells from the beach! A hermit crab may need it!
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