It's Day Two of the Expedition and there's more awesome finds. Like this tiny frogfish!
They were a fun and enthusiastic bunch from APB (Asia Pacific Breweries) who are sponsoring the Survey and Expedition. It was nice to meet them again and earlier, I had been on a trip Big Sisters Island with them. We did a little patch of flats near the OBS jetty reminds me of Chek Jawa! There's some seagrasses, and lots of soft squishy mud. On the rocks, lots of colourful sponges!
Bill the unknown anemone, little snails, clams, lots of worms including what looks like a spaghetti worm. I found a strange synaptid sea cucumber buried in the mud! And we later came across a Biscuit sea star near the jetty.
the NUS vessel Galaxea is at the jetty. This means the Dredging Team has done their run and everyone must be busy sorting out their finds!
Rare spined murex, lots and lots of brittlestars, and Nick has found ctenaphores (the blob in the spoon).
Mantis shrimp! My bad photo of it here. I'm sure Rene will share a better one soon.
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