Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ssshhhhhh.....@Pulau Hantu.....

Yes, it was somehow a bit quiet underwater at Pulau Hantu on Sunday compared to my previous dive there. Nonetheless, it was still a good dive with The Hantu Bloggers!

And here are some of the stuff that we came cross:

At the seabed (at about 11m) of the western reef, saw this tiny patch of seagrass. Hmmm.....wonder if these are Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) or Hairy spoon seagrass (Halophila decipiens)?

This kind of Flatworm can be commonly seen at our reefs.

Not sure what is this that was on the green Sponge. Isopod???

A Sea Cucumber on the Hydroid.

A tiny tiny Icon Sea Star!

A Basket Star on a Sea Fan! Here's its underside.

A Featherstar/Crinoid that has a commensal! It's Brittle Star!

There are also Brittle Stars on a Sea Whip! Haha.....together with a Whip Goby!

Saw about 3 Saw-tooth Shrimps/Gorgonian shrimps on couple of Sea Whips!

And also this Sea Whip Shrimp!

Saw various sizes of Cuttlefish! Ranging from as small as a fishball to as big as a rugby ball!

A Sap-sucking Sea Slug (likely Thuridilla gracilis).

Commonly seen Blue Dragon nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina).

Tiny Dermatobranchus nudibranch (Dermatobranchus sp.)

Haha.....I got "slapped" by someone's fins when i was trying to take a photo of this Gymnodoris nudibranch (Gymnodoris sp.). Glad that the photo turned out okay. :p

Lastly, after looking at more than a dozen Hydroids, finally found this Doto nudibranch (Doto sp.) on one!


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