Despite the proximity of petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom, there are lots of corals and other marine life on this submerged reef.
Anchor coral, which has different shaped tentacles with U-shaped tips.
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 Terumbu Raya.
|from the NOAA Coral Reef Watch website.|
Tomato anemone fish lives in the Bubble-tip anemone.
False clown anemonefishes in the Giant carpet anemones.
cerianthid or tube anemone because it builds a tube to live in.
Fluted giant clam in the water. It is quite well camouflaged.
Aug 2014, we also saw a lot of giant clams!
Cushion star! This large sea star is quite heavy and hard.
Phyllidiella nigra. Kok Sheng also found a Tiger cowrie and other special creatures.
Spoon seagrass and Tape seagrass which were cropped to about 20cm. Also some Sickle seagrass and Serrated ribbon seagrass.
Aug 2014, and in Jul 2013.
alloons and soft plastic kill sea turtles, slowly and painfully. Fortunately, we didn't see any fish nets today.
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