Sunday, November 26, 2006

26th November 2006 : Pulau Hantu

Out diving at Pulau Hantu with Ivy and HuiBing. Mission today is to try to find the Frogfish and also HuiBing's dive computer. Today vis at Hantu was only about 1m. It was quite crowded with people taking Open Water. Perhaps this also contributed to the low vis. However, we still managed to see quite a number of stuffs despite the 1m Vis.
In fact, it's a Molluscs Day! Slugs, Bivalves and Cephalopods!

Firstly, of course, the Slugs! Here's some of the Nudibranchs that we saw;

There's the gymneodoris alba (white body with orange spots), dermatobranchus sp (white body with some brown dots and brown rhinophores), tambja sp (dark green body with blue rhinophores and gills) and a chromodoris sinensis (white body with red rhinophores and gills).

Two Cuttlefish in a day! They are quite small (about 5-6cm long) and are very CUTE!

Here's a video of one from our first dive;

There's also two strange looking bivalves that I saw. There's this one with spines and another with beautiful patterns was found on a hydroid.

Of course, there's other stuffs like.....

A beautiful Flatworm!

BIG Filefishes. About 15cm long at least.

A Crab trying to hide...and an Ocellate Pipefish.

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