|Look at the cloud formation on mainland.|
|Sunset and storm clouds|
Light rain started to fall shortly after the team began exploring the shore. However that did not stop us as we wore our ponchos or opened umbrellas and continued our work. The thick sargassum seaweeds in the rain means we have to be extra careful when walking around in shallow waters to avoid stepping on mr. stonefish.
I got my first find from Chay Hoon, an extraordinary sea hare (Aplysia extraordinaria)
|Extraordinary sea hare|
|Top view of the frogfish|
|The frogfish gives a stunned face when out of water|
|Top view of the ovum cowrie|
|Underside view of the ovum cowrie, showing the "teeths"|
I caught my first octopus, thinking that it was some special octopus but later released it as it was a common octopus we always find on our shores.
|Cardinalfish, goby and an ocean strider|
|Carpet eel-blenny (Congrogadus subducens)?|
|Hairy sea hare|
|Side view, with visible gills|
|Giant carpet anemone|
|Five-spot anemone shrimp|
|Codium green seaweed|
The horn-eyed ghost crabs (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) were very active and out on the shore. Ria saw one eating a fish as big as itself.
|Horn-eyed ghost crab trying to hide in the shallow water|
|Close up of the crab|
|Crab eating a fish|
Photo by Ria Tan
|Underside of the conch|
|Top view of the conch|
|Top view of the sea star|
|Underside of the sea star|
|Coming out of its tube|
|Showing its pretty feathery appendages|
|Reaching out to grab something|
|Photo by Arther Anker|
Tomorrow will be our final trip for this month, to Pulau Hantu.
More posts about this trip:
Ria Tan - Sluggy on St. John's Island