A lovely blue-sky day at Cyrene Reef with the IYOR volunteer team!
Knobbly sea stars. Mei Lin also found the Pentaceraster sea star!
Elsewhere, the Common sea stars were abundant and many were in mating position. I saw many smaller one, probably males? There were many Oval moon snails and sand collars. We also also a few White sea urchins, one Diadema sea urchin and one Garlic bread sea cucumber. But we didn't come across any sand dollars.
Orange mouth olive snail, which I only see commonly on Cyrene.
dugong feeding trails! I saw them too on our last trip here in Aug 2017.
Tape seagrass were mostly still cropped short. Although Mei Lin found a pretty female Tape seagrass flower.
Forskal's sidegill slugs, a Leaf slug and an Olive flatworm. I saw an octopus too!
Haddon's carpet anemone and one Snaky anemone, also several Cerianthids. All of them were ok.