The last trip for the week has proven to be a pleasant surprise as Ivan and I stumbled upon great visibility in an underwater feather star and coral garden. It is our first time exploring this stretch of the shore!
Feather stars (Order Comatulida) from above ground using my DSLR camera.
Brown feather star.
Black feather star. It has black pinnules on the pale arms- a combination of black and white.
stunning Red feather stars are more common on our southern shores than the other types of feather stars.
Brown feather star.It has bright yellow and orange bands on their arms.
Purple feather star (Comatula purpurea).
Bulb-tentacled sea anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), there is a Tomato anemonefish (Amphiprion frenatus) swimming among the tentacles!
Scissortail sergeants (Abudefduf sexfasciatus), Eightband butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus) and the adult version of the Yellowtail or Vermiculated angelfish (Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus).
Brown sweetlips (Plectorhinchus gibbosus) were swimming around me while I was squatting down in a tide pool.
Scintilla clam (Family Galeommatidae). These clams with projections and a long foot can move quite quickly!
Lima file clam (Lima vulgaris). Ria found it underneath a rock as well. By opening and closing their two shells, they can actually move quite fast!