Today, I decided to walk to another reef edge. And found a stretch thick with many different kinds of corals!
Fluted giant clam. It was about 6cm long.
Burrowing giant clam, about 10cm long. Chay Hoon and Adriane also found one each.
Cushion star looks just like a rock or another coral.
Sunflower mushroom coral. I haven't seen one for a very long time.
Boulder horn coral and Branching horn coral.
Montipora coral. I seldom see this.
Moon corals, large mushroom corals and Ringed plate coral and Ridged plate coral and Bracket mushroom coral.
Acropora corals, none of those I saw were bleaching. There were many Pebble corals, and only a few had whitish portions.
Brain corals and most appeared normal. The white one seems always white whenever I see it.
Disk corals and most of them were well formed and looking alright. Nice and brown!
Merulinid (previously Favid) corals corals, probably because I kept to the reef edge. But most that I saw were not bleaching.
Crinkled sandpaper corals, Anemone corals, Disk corals and Circular mushroom corals that I saw were not bleaching. In the past, these were among the first to bleach.
Galaxy corals I saw had white patched. Most of the Carnation corals I saw were also pale. And only a few small Merulinid (previously Favid) corals had white patches.
Boulder pore corals and Merulinid (previously Favid) corals that were bright pink. Probably a sign of stress?
Torch anchor coral and another that was very pale. Also a large Branching anchor coral with very pale polyps.
Asparagus flowery soft corals I saw were pale or oddly pastel coloured, most of the Leathery soft corals I saw were alright. Although some were also oddly pastel coloured and one was very bright yellow.
|During our trip in Jun 2010.|
Spoon seagrass, and twirls of rather short Tape seagrass as well as some Sickle seagrass here and there. Not very different from what I saw on our last survey here in Jun 2015.
Sargassum seaweed bloom season appears to be dying out (finally!) there now seems to be a bloom of bright green Bee hoon seaweed.
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