Our last Teamseagrass monitoring of the year was held on the first week of December at Cyrene Reef! Our December trips are more tricky because of the rainy season.
After we have finished our monitoring, we had some time left to walk around and have a look at the shore.
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus).
Pentaceraster sea star (Pentaceraster mammilatus) as shown on the top left photo of the collage.
Flower crab (Portunus pelagicus).
Snaky sea anemone (Macrodactyla doreensis) that has snake-like and long tentacles.
Ornate leaf slugs (Elysia ornata).
Denison's nudibranch (Dendrodoris denisoni). I later saw another of this slug with the seagrass.
Forskal's sidegill slugs (Pleurobranchus forskalii) which can be seasonally common at Cyrene. These slugs are known to feed on ascidians, which arethe green blobs in this photo.
More photos of the trip here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koksheng/archives/date-taken/2013/12/03/