Monday, July 30, 2007

A Few Winks Lost For A Dive.....

Usually, after a pre-dawn intertidal trip, the next thing that I will do is to go to Dreamland. But not yesterday.

After a pre-dawn trip with the Sea Anemone Team to Pulau Sekudu, I chose to go for a dive with The Hantu Bloggers at Pulau Hantu of course. Why?.....Cos I have missed the last two trips and I am not going to make it a hat-trick.

We did two dives. First one was at the North Jetty and the second one at the West fringing reef. For the first dive, the vis was about 2m and under the jetty was a dim dim world. Cos we have a downpour just as we were making our first plunge into the water.

So what did we(Debby was my guide and buddy) see in this dim dim world? Here they are:

Sorry for the blurry pic (camera does not do well in low light situation and not to mention that the object was only about 3cm in length). But if you look carefully, there's a Cuttlefish in the center. Debby spotted it! Wow!

A big big Swimming crab in a defensive pose.

We were searching high and low for the nudibranch, Ceratosoma gracillimum, on jetty's pillars but couldn't find any. Instead, we found it on the seabed. This guy was about 15cm long.

We saw some fishes like the Six-Banded Angelfish, Copper-Banded Butterflyfish, Silver Moony and two Batfish.

The below footage is one of the two Batfish that we saw. It was in a dismantled old Bubu. You can see it swimming about. And I am not kidding that the brightness you see here is what we experienced during this dive under the jetty.

After we had ascended from the first dive, the rain stopped and we have a clear sky above us. After the surface interval, the boat proceed to the fringing reef on the west side of the island.

For the second dive, the vis was slightly better (about 3m) and so was the brightness. Upon descending, we came across this Icon Seastar on the seabed.

There's a white thingy on the Seastar and we wondered if it's a parasitic Sea Snail.

There's this beautiful Tube Anemone on the seabed too.

A tiny nudibranch, Pteraeolidia ianthina, at the base of a Sea Whip.

Further up on the reef slope, there were two nudibranch (Chromodoris lineolata). One big and one small ones. Here's the bigger fellow.

A big palm size Flatworm.

Juicy looking tentacles of a Mushroom coral.

Just as I was about to end the second dive, I found this cute juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips!

Overall, I would say it was worth to forgo few ZZZzzz. :o)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wise? Fool?.....

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."~~~Plato

Monday, July 16, 2007







一條遊地慢條斯理的變色跳岩鳚(Variable Fang blenny)。

還有,還有一隻有如手掌般大的舞袖渦螺(Noble Volute)。




天呀!這是椰子渦螺(Melo melo)!我還是第一次在這潮間帶看到。於是我們訊問他將如何處理這渦螺。這位人兄說他會把牠給吃掉!

我們好聲好氣地請求他把這渦螺給放掉。并且告訴他根据新加坡紅皮書(Red Data Book)的記碌,這渦螺是瀕臨絕種的動物。不過他還是無動於終,不肯把牠放了。


如此下去,椰子渦螺就真的有如牠的拉丁文學名,没 lor,没 lor*。

Melo Melo 跟華語發音,“沒嘍沒嘍“,很接進。而 lor,是“嘍”新加坡式英語的發音。没 lor,没 lor = No More, No More。

Wednesday, July 04, 2007



Sunday, July 01, 2007


The sign was there. It tells me that something's not right. So, if I had accidentally said somethings that offended you, I apologize.

I'm sorry (對不起).