Ironically, it's difficult to spot the corals when they are not bleaching! I feel that I saw fewer corals today than on our Aug 2016 trip and much fewer than on our Jun 2016 trip. The bloom of seaweeds that covered the reef flat in Aug 2016 is gone.
Anemone corals and Small goniopora corals, they seemed alright.
Sandpaper coral and one small Cauliflower coral. They were not bleaching.
Flowery disk corals that were mostly alright, and one small Thin disk coral. Most of the Boulder pore corals I saw were alright. I didn't see any Brain corals.
Merulinid corals (formerly Favid corals). There were many small colonies that look alright. Some had small pale patches or small dead patches.
Leathery soft corals and most of them were not bleaching.
Asparagus flowery soft coral, it was not bleaching. I saw a variety of Leathery soft corals, all not bleaching.
Giant carpet anemones, one Haddon's carpet anemone and one Frilly anemone. None of them were bleaching. We didn't see any Snaky anemones.
Common sea stars and other burrowing animals.
Fan shell clams, a few White sea urchins, some small colonies of Montipora coral (not bleaching), a Vermillion flatworm and lots and lots of Ornate leaf slugs.
Wooly leaf slug.
Sam also came across a large fish trap on the reef.
Cyrene lies in the middle of the industrial triangle made up of the massive industries on Jurong Island, huge refineries on Pulau Bukom and the world-class container terminals at Pasir Panjang. And yet it has rich marine life.
Photos by others on this trip