|Map of Semakau Lanfill and nearby submerged reefs.|
[Google map by Ria Tan]
We covered the northwestern part of the shore for today's trip, just opposite Terumbu Raya.
The tangled sponge (Callyspongia samarensis) is in abundance and widely spread around on this part of the reef. They look like bunches of green chewy licorice.
|Glimpse of the reef octopus|
|Lacy rea seaweed|
|Giant carpet anemone|
This ovum cowrie (Cypraea ovum) looks like the animal just died recently. Its shell is still clean and shiny.
|Overview of cowrie shell|
|Underside of ovum cowrie|
|Shell and mantle|
|Wiggly reef star anemone|
|Orange-spotted gymnodoris nudibranch|
|Black phyllid nudibranch|
|Galaxy coral (Galaxea sp.)?|
|Torch anchor coral (Euphyllia glabrescens)?|
|Grooved brain coral?|
|Jigsaw maze favid coral|
|Branching montipora coral (Montipora sp.)|
|Grooved brain coral|
|Circular mushroom coral (Fungia sp.)|
We would probably be taking a slightly longer break before we resume our evening trips. So stay tuned!
Posts by others on this trip:
Kok Sheng - Reefy splendor of Northern Semakau
Ria - Pulau Semakau's reefy northern shore