This tiny hermit crab seemed to have found luxury accommodation.
Spotted hermit crab. This one was pretty active and not shy at all.
Climber crab perched on a dead log, gamely posing for photos.
The common seastars (Archaster typicus) have relocated themselves.
One look at the underside and Kok Sheng could immediately identify this juvenile as a Asterina coronata.
Ria spotted this tiny crinoid.
There was a pool of these yellow growths.
The zoanthids are spreading.
Mushroom coral. This is a small one, attached to a rock face.
Plenty of fan worms as usual.
Not sure what this is.
A large selection of fish as usual :
A poor lacerated fish.
Filefish. Plenty of them around as usual.
And a pink one. These 2 fishes look like weirdly colored painted scorpionfish.
A more commonly seen pattern.
Looks like a scat, about 15cm long.
Juvenile Spotted scat (Scatophagus argus).
Halfbeaks that look like twigs.
Blue spotted fantail ray (Taeniura lymma). Tanah Merah is turning out to be a pretty dangerous place indeed for careless explorers.
The anemones :
Stichodactyla haddoni. This one seemed to be eating a fish.
The squids and cuttlefish :
Cuttlefish camouflage themselves in style with their luminescent green and yellow highlights.
How to tell that squids are in the area.
The snails :
Feasting on algae.
Cypraea arabica. There was another not 2 feet away.
The only flatworm I saw :
A lost millipede :