Today we visited the other Sister's Island - Pulau Subar Darat (Small Sister's Island)
The first thing I saw while making my way to the end of the lagoon was a sand collar of a moon snail. In each sand collar contains thousands of eggs. The size of the collar hole depends on how big the moon snail mother is.
|Sand collar of moon snail|
|Schools of fish in shallow water|
|First fail attempt|
|Tail end of sea krait|
At the mouth of the lagoon, I saw an anemone fish (Family Pomacentridae ) swimming around a hole. Many people will recognise this as "nemo". The anemone fish we see on our shores are false anemone fish. There was a shrimp next to it but I was not interested it in then. When I edited my photos, I realised that it is the five-spot anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis). Pity. I hope to observe it again so that I can take a proper picture of the shrimp. Right now, I only have the tail portion.
Five-spot anemone shrimp
|The anemone fish's side flippers somewhat looks like it is sweeping objects (just like the movie).|
I found the anemone to the right of the anemone fish and shrimp. As it was low tide, the tentacles of the anemone was unable to extend out. Perhaps the hole that the fish is swimming by is its "home" during low tide? There's many observations to be made. The anemone is a giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea). Since this anemone here is exposed during low tide, I took a detailed shot of it.
|Each tip of the anemone tentacles is neon green.|
|Orange fan worm?|
|Plain frilly sea anemone|
|Yellow-lipped sea krait breathing|
I also visited a marine animal's home. However the owner was not at home so I took a look at it's entrance "garden". The "garden" is made up of dead coral fragments and I guess some small stones.
|Burrowing common sea star|
|Common sea stars in mating position|
|Common sea star with a visible white structure|
|Sunrise with both Sisters' Island in view|
|Sunrise view of the lagoon|
Who says Singapore shores are boring?