It's nice to see the corals are recovering well on this reef since the mass coral bleaching in 2016. My last trip here was in Aug 2017 also helping to hunt for sea creatures.
leathery soft corals on the shore!
The soft corals were all healthy looking. And we saw many different kinds of sea anemones, also doing well.filefishes tiny to medium sized. And even one juvenile batfish. The octopuses were also more active in the dark.
Strawberry cockle. I saw a bunch of Lined nudibranchs probably making babies. And also patches of what look like Spider conch egg strings. While we saw many squid egg capsules. So life is certainly going on at Pulau Hantu!
Tape seagrass inside the lagoon which have nice long leaf blades. Though the Tape seagrass growing near the reef edge were mostly cropped short.
Spoon seagrasses here and there.
corallimorphs soon after we arrived. They look just like blobs when out of water and rather hard to spot among the blooming Sargassum!
During low spring tide, lots of other people are also checking up our shores.
Chris Wong surveyed Pasir Ris and saw a seahorse as well as other marine life!
Abel Yeo and friends surveyed Changi and made special finds like this snail...
More photo by Abel.