Terumbu Selegie is a tiny submerged reef that lies just off Sentosa, Pulau Tekukor and near the Sisters Islands and St. John's Island. According to Infopedia by the National Library of Singapore, "the word "selegie" is believed to be a Malay word that refers to a wooden spear sharpened and hardened by fire. There is also a Bugis pirate race known as Orang Selegie." Our last visit here was in Jun 2011.
Pore corals (I saw about 10 colonies) and one Merulinid (formerly Favid) coral. I only saw two small leathery soft corals. On our last survey here in Jun 2011, I saw more individuals and a wider variety of hard corals.
Giant carpet anemones (but no anemonefishes seen) and Frilly sea anemones.
zoanthids and white-tip corallimorphs. There was also some Broad feathery soft corals.
ascidians and a sprinkling of sponges.
Sargassum bloom is dwindling and there was a bloom of Hairy green seaweed. There was also a lot of Cotton candy floss red seaweed. As well as some other seaweeds. Some of the Encrusting coralline red seaweed was white.
Long black sea cucumber! Similar to our last survey here 6 years ago.
Giant top shell snail, and a few empty Cone snail shells. The most common snail was Dwarf turban snails.
Red-stripped flatworm. James also spotted many Marine spiders.
Photos shared by others on this trip
- Russel Low on facebook.
- Heng Pei Yan on facebook and her blog here and here.
- Chay Hoon on facebook.
- Jianlin Liu on facebook.
- Lisa Lim on facebook.
- Loh Kok Sheng on facebook and his blog.