29 Sep '11, 2am

The Annotated Budak: Back from the dead Life on the seashore of Sentosa (by @budak)

The Annotated Budak: Back from the dead Life on the seashore of Sentosa (by @budak)

belong to hardy genera of massive or submassive habit: Porites , favids and other slow-growing colonies adapted to the rigours of intertidal life and turbid waters. A few even attain boulder dimensions, but most are content to rub shoulders with gaudy sponges and rippling octocorallia. In this landscape of grooved plates, arms and pores lurk thousands of transparent shrimp who dance on any stage, alive or dead, that does not devour them tail and claw. Other, less indiscriminate, carideans lie low amid primitive encrustations and refuse to break cover even when probed by fleshy ends. Ubiquitous but largely out of sight are alpheids in their burrows, which they may share with a mate

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