Sunday, December 6, 2009

Night Trip to Semakau

I was back to Semakau yesterday for the Project Semakau Hunting Seeking Survey. It was raining almost island wide while I'm on the way to Marina South Pier to get on board the boat to Semakau.

It was still drizzling when we starts the survey and soon clear up and the survey can starts as planned. I partnered with Eliza and managed to finish our survey around 7.30pm. It was already total darkness and we need to rely on our torch light to walk around. We have about 30mins before the schedule time of pick up, so we explore the area not in the survey.
I saw this real tiny Crown fish hide in this anemone. Can you spot it?
Looks like the Nobel Volute (Cymbiola nobilis) is very productive, seen them laying egg through out the year.
I saw another Volute that also busy laying egg, this one is bigger in size.This Telescopium shell was larger than 10cm! Wow!
Look carefully on the pincers, not the usual sharp end but a spoon shape instead. This is a Spoon tip crab (Etisus laevimanus). Although we are at the inter-tidal area, we saw this snake usually found at the mangrove area, a Dog Face water snake (Cerberus rynchops).
A close up look at the snake and too son it was time to get back to the meeting point. It was a nice trip to walk in the cool weather!

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