Triple B is short form for BBB or Beting Bemban Besar- a submerged reef off our southern waters beside Pulau Semakau. On this location after more than a year later, I decided to go quite deep into the water to look at the reefy parts of this huge shore.
False clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in the Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea). It was taken using my underwater camera with light from my torch.
Tongue mushroom corals (Herpolitha sp.).
Circular mushroom corals (Family Fungiidae) on the shore and they can come in different sizes!
A daughter colony is formed when a part of the parent's skeleton loses its calcium resulting in clones that develop on the parent's body and become self-sufficient before detaching from the parent.
Moon coral (Diploastrea heliopora).
Acropora coral (Acropora sp.) to be more endearing than the brownish colonies. There are many tiny clams in between the branches!
Ringed plate coral (Pachyseris sp.) in a boulder form. Usually these corals are plate-like in structure.
Carnation coral (Pectinia sp.). In fact there's a fish swimming at the back!
Anemone coral (Goniopora sp.).
Gymnodoris nudibranchs (Gymnodoris rubropapulosa) and only found out at home that this is in the process of mating!
Nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, and thus have a set of reproductive organs for both sexes, but they cannot fertilize themselves.
Synaptic sea cucumber!
Four-spot cowrie (Cypraea quadrimaculata)! I was elated to find it underneath a rock.
As its name suggests, there are four large rather triangular brown spots on the shell: two spots at the front end of the shell and two at the back end. It has a dark to black mantle with white or pinkish spots.
Cushion stars (Culcita novaeguinea)!
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus) are still on the shore and here's ending off this post with a sunrise shot with the red star.