06 Aug '12, 1pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Stonefish and slug at Tanah Merah by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Stonefish and slug at Tanah Merah by @wildsingapore

How nice to see this pretty nudibranch (Glossodoris atromarginata ) on Tanah Merah. The last time we saw this was before the shore was hit by an oil spill in May 2010. Since the spill, I've been visiting every month or so, to check up on these shores. I still saw many corals, none of them bleaching. Sea stars too, THREE stonefishes and other interesting marine life. It's a daylight low tide so fishes and fast moving critters are shy. With this excuse, I focused on large immobile animals and left Big Cam at home. Sneaky Swimming Cam worked hard this morning. I saw one Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea )! It was quite large. We didn't see this too often on Tanah Merah even before the oil spill. Uh oh. Mr Stonefish! Today I saw three Hollow-cheeked stonefish (Synanceia horrida )! This particular one was rather easy to spot as his body shape is quite clearly outline...

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