This submerged reef lies opposite Pulau Semakau.
Knobbly sea stars, in around the same spot that we last saw them in Nov 2014. Last year, we saw 15 of them.
Black-margined nudibranchs were high and dry near one another. I often see this sort of situation. I wonder what is going on.
Common hairy crab was hugging a bunch of seaweed and running off towards its hiding place. I often wonder what crabs eat and have decided to document when I see them eat.
Bleaching Alert Areas from the NOAA website. Singapore falls in the 'Watch' status. What is coral bleaching and why this is of concern on the Bleach Watch Singapore blog. Fortunately, we didn't see many corals bleaching today at Beting Bemban Besar.
|from the NOAA Coral Reef Watch website.|
Flowery disk corals were pale or pastel shades, and some of the Pore corals were pale.
Circular mushrooom coral, Tongue mushroom coral and Mole mushroom coral. Most of them were not bleaching.
branching Montipora corals were still alive and well.
Spoon seagrass and Tape seagrass which were cropped to about 20cm. Also some Sickle seagrass.
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