We are back on the reefs of Terumbu Bemban! It's one of the submerged reefs in our southern waters that is home to lots of corals.
Acropora corals (Acropora sp.) which are only abundantly found on pristine reefs such as the one on Raffles Lighthouse.
Mushroom corals (Family Fungiidae) such as this Tongue mushroom coral (Herpolitha sp.) and Circular mushroom coral (Fungia sp.) show signs of bleaching.
Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) in the middle.
Pebble coral (Astreopora sp.) would be my favourite Cushion star (Culcita novaeguinea)! It's pretty in green.
Ribbon jellyfish (Chrysaora sp.).
Stonefish sea cucumber (Actinopyga lecanora) is one of the most common sea cucumber species that we find on coral reefs and coral rubble.
Wiggly reef star anemone. It is very shy and disappears instantly at the slightest sign of danger.
Spotted moon snails (Natica gualteriana). As the name suggests, they can be identified through the spots on their body.
Fluted giant clams (Tridacna squamosa), Mei Lin located two new Burrowing Giant Clams (Tridacna crocea)!
That's the end of this tiring series of low tides. Will be back soon with more adventures!
More photos of the trip on my facebook album: