Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day 3 CNY at Semakau

We were at Semakau today on 9th February continuing the CNY reef walk.

This sea pandan fruit really looks like a pineapple!
Yes! Is nemo! I saw this famous cartoon character over at 2 different location.
There's a fish in the above photo. Can you see it? Is a toadfish (Halophryne sp.) another fish that ambush its prey.

Another creature that rely heavily on camouflage - hairy crabs(Pilumnus vespertilio)
Red egg crab (Atergatis integerrimus)

and a Euxanthus exsculptus crab.
and polka dot (Jorunna funebris) nudi.This sea cucumber (Stichopus ocellatus) really long. It measured about 45cm before fully extended. 2nd photo showing the sea cucumbers tube-feet.This thorny sea cucumber probably a Stichopus horrensThis Sandfish sea cucumber really big!Another Sandfish sea cucumber was about to burrow into the sbstrate. The length of this sea cucumber is 30cm! What a big sea cucumber!As the night fall, octopus s also out for hunting. We saw quite a number of them. There are more things that was spotted.

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The tide chaser blog & discovery blog.

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