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Wild Shores of Singapore: At the Cyrene Reef beacon by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: At the Cyrene Reef beacon by @wildsingapore

I checked out Cyrene Reef near the beacon on our team's last trip to Cyrene for the year. The beacon is 1km from our landing point, so it was a long walk there and back! I haven't focused on this area for years and I wondered how it was doing. There are many large leathery soft coral (Family Alcyoniidae) here. I noticed that many of had lots of ctenaphores on them. Resembling flat worms, I saw ctenaphores with stripes, others with spots. These tiny flat animals are more obvious in submerged leathery soft corals where the polyps are extended. The ctenaphores are where the 'bald' patches are. As I looked closely at the leathery soft corals, I noticed a Very hairy hermit crab (Dardanus lagopodes ) nestled in the middle of one. There aren't many living corals in this area. As with many of our shores, the most abundant were Favid corals (Family Faviidae). There were also many P...

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