A small team checked out this small but rich reef flat. Thanks to Su and Zhi Ting for their support of the trip!
Merulinids are the most common kind of corals I saw higher up on the shore.
Boulder pore corals. Some were large and well formed. Most were alright.
Elephant-nose coral that I first saw here too, many small colonies of Horn coral, some Ringed plate coral, a large colony of Castle coral, and one Anchor coral. They all seemed fine.
Brain corals were not doing well though. Most were pale or unhappy looking.
Disk corals, some formed large colonies. Most were alright although most of the Flowery disk corals were pale.
Tongue mushroom corals some of them very large. They seemed alright. There were also many Circular mushroom corals. Most were pale and some were pink, a few were bleaching.
Anemone corals colonies, some near the reef edge were large. They were alright although one had small clusters that were bleaching. I saw a few Cauliflower corals and some Sandpaper corals and they were not bleaching.Acropora coral seems to have recovered, although it is very pale today. When I was last here in Jul 2018, it was mostly dead, with only a narrow edge of living corallites.
Branching montipora corals, that hopefully will form a field like I've seen on some of our other submerged reefs.
Giant carpet anemone, and a few Asparagus flowery soft corals. They were alright. I did see some Broad zoanthids that were bleaching and some Sea mat zoanthids that were pale.
Red feather stars. Kelvin saw a large Burrowing giant clam, but we didn't find any others.
Photos by others on this trip