|Pink line marks the reef coverage the team covered on this trip.|
The purpose of this trip was to assess the impact of oil spill in this area. Read more about the findings here.
The ground at northern reef is a softer than the western reef. There were certain parts where it can get rather soft, something which I have yet to be comfortable with while carrying my camera gears.
Despite facing oil refineries of Pulau Bukom, the northern tip of Semakau reef is beautiful with corals and many other animals.
|Large coral structures with oil refineries in the background.|
|Hairy crab raising its pincers at me.|
|Swimming crab raising its pincers at me.|
|Fighting swimming crab|
Not all animals were aggressive.
This floral egg crab (Atergatis floridus) seems to be chilling away on the reef but it got rather annoyed when I disturbed it.
|Floral egg crab, overview|
|Floral egg crab, underside|
|Floral egg crab, showing the mouth part|
|Blue-spotted fantail ray|
|Close-up of the ray.|
|Red egg crab|
|Can you see me?|
|Stranded on very shallow water.|
|Stranded outside its anemone|
|Fruit of spoon seagrass?|
|Eyes of pearl conch|
|Durian sea cucumber|
Posts by others:
Kok Sheng - Oil spill check at Northern Semakau
Singapore Reef Watch on Facebook.