Monday, December 01, 2008

A Good Dive @ Pulau Hantu.....

Joined The Hantu Bloggers for yet another dive @ Pulau Hantu yesterday.

The vis was about 2-3m but was a bit dim at the seabed due to the overcast.

Nonetheless, we still came across plenty of stuffs! Here they are;

A Big Big Crinoid/Featherstar and.....

a Tiny Tiny one!

Couple of Flatworms.

Variety of hard corals!

And of course, Nudibranch of various species.....

The very common Blue Dragon nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina).

An Ocellate nudibranch (Phyllidia ocellata.).

Plenty of small Tambja nudibranch (Tambja sp.).

Tiny Dermatobranchus nudibranch (Dermatobranchus sp.)

The ever CUTE CUTE Oreo cookie nudibranch (Jorunna funebris), no matter big or small.

The huge Ceratosoma nudibranch (Ceratosoma gracillimum) which some of us affectionately called it The Godzilla!

A Snakey Bornella nudibranch (Bornella anguilla) having mouthful of Hydroids as its lunch!

And this time round, spotted the Tritonia nudibranch (probable Tritonia bollandi) at the west fringing reef.....

There's a very very very tiny one (about 5mm) in the center of this pic

and a slightly bigger one sighted on another Sea Fan;

And talking about small creatures, this gotta be the smallest Saw-tooth Shrimp that I have come across so far as compared to those sighted in earlier dives at Hantu.

This little fellow was about 1.5cm. I had a hard time taking a pic of it as it kept moving up and down the Seawhip!

Also came across this little yellow pipefish.

But alas, none of us saw its cousin, the Seahorses, at the usual spots that they can be found.

Hope nothing bad happen to them.....and hopefully we can find them next time.


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