|Acropora coral on Terumbu Pempang Kecil|
This is a photo of the MV Nautica a large live-aboard dive boat which was seen high and dry on the living reefs of Terumbu Hantu on 9 Nov 2014.
|Photo by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.|
Jun 2013. The sandy submerged reef marked with an orange * which we surveyed is one of the two unnamed reefs marked as Terumbu Pempang Kecil on the navigation maps.
Favids of various colours and patterns. I didn't see any bleaching corals.
Acropora coral, also Cauliflower coral, Pore coral and Anemone corals.
circular mushroom coral and a Mole mushroom coral.
leathery soft corals, and Asparagus flowery soft corals. They were all not bleaching.
Giant carpet anemone, but alas, I couldn't find any 'Nemos' in it. There were also Frilly anemones and Chay Hoon found an Alicia anemone.
Ferocious reef crab having a meal of a small fish.
Spider conch! And shared a great video clip of it hopping. The rest of the team also found special flatworms, fishes and more.
Very long armed brittle stars, and under this one, a Swimming file clam too.
Spoon seagrass with tiny leaves.
At Marina at Keppel Bay, the corals growing on the sides of the pontoon looked happy and were not bleaching.
Posts by others on this trip
- Jianlin Liu on facebook.
- Juria Toramae on facebook.
- Marcus Ng on facebook.
- Jerome Lim on his blog.