Saturday, February 20, 2010

ReefFriends Reef Survey Training @ Pulau Hantu.....

This morning, BWV ReefFriends conducted a reef survey training for some volunteers. The training focused on recording coral life-forms using the Line Intercept Transact (LIT) method.

The volunteers need to learn to record the life-form of the corals such as whether they are massive, sub-massive, foliage etc...

Sigh, we came across some corals that are not doing very well.

Some other stuffs besides corals we saw;

Featherstars or Crinoids can be seen out the the open on top of corals gathering food particles in the currents.


Pretty Flatworms!

A Mosaic crab hiding in the crevices. This is the most poisonous crab of Singapore and cooking does not destroy the toxins.

Nudibranch! Top-down: Pimply Phyllid nudibranc (Phyllidiella pustulosa), The "Godzilla" Ceratosoma nudibranch (Ceratosoma gracillimum) and the ever oh-so-CUTEEEE Polka-dot nudibranch (Jorunna funebris)

The False-clown Anemonefishes were pretty hostile as they were guarding their eggs. See the orange stuffs on the rock?


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