wasnt in the mood yesterday to post, but had a great trip and did good transects… and what we did after the transects survey was even better… we saw ascidians, crabs, soft and hard corals, plenty of anemonies, snapping shripms and of course, my highlight of the day was my first sighting of an octopus… read on for more info. for pics, check out my deviantart.
this was the briefing… weather was good. great and cooling infact. after a safety briefing, we set off.
learnt 3 new seagrasses today. serrulatus, thalassia and syringodium. the other 2 i learnt last time was called halophilus and enhalus. but walking through the water this time round was quite frankly a little nerve wrecking. we were told to not step on stingrays and stonefishes, which definitely included the possibility of stepping on one under all those seagrasses.
once we ended the transects, it was our time to explore and here’s what i found…!
ive got a video of my playing with this anemone…. believe me, the big anemonies are capable of reeling things (and i mean anything) into themselves…. someone said you can even put your finger into it… of course, i didnt dare. maybe someday i will… video of this in youtube/msspegasus.
lots of coral pics, am not putting them up. pls see my deviantart if you are intersted.
the whole morning was fantastic, except for the time when i found out i dropped NPark’s walkie talkie…….. gosh i felt damn bad. it was inside a ziplock bag, so supposedly waterproof… but we still needed to fine the walkie… tracked back for so long, got others to help in the combing of the area i did transect on………. and i finally found it after almost 30 min of searching….
the ziplock bag had a hole and the walkie was fully soaked. sigh……
so, what have i not seen yet?? nudibranches, sea stars, sea urchins and sting rays…. till then…