At night, the fishes are less skitish so we see a wider variety of them. These include the False scorpionfish, Bengal sergeant and Carpet eel-blenny. I saw a lot of Shadow gobies.
batfish. At first, I thought it was a dead leaf.
filefish. I'm not sure if it is ill. It was very much alive.
May 2014. Anemone corals were the most common coral I saw today.
Boulder pore corals and all those I saw were alright. I only saw a few Merulinid (formerly Favid) corals. Some of them had dead patches. Among the other kinds of corals I saw was one small Galaxy coral, and two small Crinkled sandpaper corals. I didn't see any Cauliflower corals.
Flowery disk corals. All of them seemed alright. The dark blob on the lower right corner is a nudibranch!
Black phyllid nudibranch which has its gills on the sides.
Tongue mushroom coral!
leathery soft corals, zoanthids and corallimorphs I saw were all not bleaching.
Spoon seagrasses were growing well on the shores, forming large lush patches inside the swimming lagoons, and also outside the seawalls. There were also patches of Tape seagrasses, most of which were cropped, but not very short.
Knobbly sea stars. Our last trip here was in Nov 2015.
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More by others on this trip
- Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.