|Acropora coral on Terumbu Pempang Kecil|
This is a photo of the MV Nautica a large live-aboard dive boat which was seen high and dry on the living reefs of Terumbu Hantu on 9 Nov 2014.
|Photo by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.|
Jun 2013. The sandy submerged reef marked with an orange * which we surveyed is one of the two unnamed reefs marked as Terumbu Pempang Kecil on the navigation maps.
Favids of various colours and patterns. I didn't see any bleaching corals.
Acropora coral, also Cauliflower coral, Pore coral and Anemone corals.
circular mushroom coral and a Mole mushroom coral.
leathery soft corals, and Asparagus flowery soft corals. They were all not bleaching.
Giant carpet anemone, but alas, I couldn't find any 'Nemos' in it. There were also Frilly anemones and Chay Hoon found an Alicia anemone.
Ferocious reef crab having a meal of a small fish.
Spider conch! And shared a great video clip of it hopping. The rest of the team also found special flatworms, fishes and more.
Very long armed brittle stars, and under this one, a Swimming file clam too.
Spoon seagrass with tiny leaves.
At Marina at Keppel Bay, the corals growing on the sides of the pontoon looked happy and were not bleaching.