Corals have settled all over this artificial shore.
While Heng Pei Yan, the Drone Commander, flew the Drone for these awesome aerials of the coral reef.
Our last trip here was in May 2016 before the widespread onset of mass coral bleaching. But Arjun Sai Krishnan reported lots of bleaching here when he surveyed it in July 2016. So it's good to see that lots of corals made it through the mass coral bleaching event.
There are also all kinds of colourful sponges growing on the rocky areas.
Button zoanthids and ascidians.
Guam false limpets that look like little conical hats.
Serrated ribbon seagrass is still there and doing well.
Spoon seagrass (with large leaf blades) and a sprinkling of Noodle seagrass. In deeper water, I could see the tips of 3 patches of Tape seagrass with very long leaf blades. In the seagrassy area I saw three Haddon's carpet anemones and one Pearly sea anemone.
Poisonous sea bean sprawling on the beach above the high water mark.
Posts by others on this trip
Others on this trip: Arjun Sai Krishnan, Nick Yap and the LKCNHM team