Entries from May 2014

Creeping Out Despite Warm Waters

Date May 30, 2014

Some of you might have heard about the recent rise in sea surface temperatures around Singapore. Our dives at Pulau Hantu last weekend registered temperatures of 30-31deg C! High temperatures are just one of the many triggers of coral bleaching. Some of that was sighted at Pulau Hantu during our dive, but while the reef […]

New Nudis!

Date May 22, 2014

Thought there was nothing new to see in Singapore! You’d be blown away by the number of new records we have been making in Singapore’s tiny slither of ocean! Divers out at Hantu in late April photographed this pair of mating nudis, and it turns out they are a new record!¬†Goniobranchus aureopurpureus, previously known as¬†Chromodoris […]

Demons, Dragons and Serpents

Date May 21, 2014

Kuiters dragonet is a curious little fish commonly found in Singapore’s shallow sheltered mud-sand flats, especially among seagrasses. It is named after Rudie Hermann Kuiter, a Dutch-born Australian underwater photographer, taxonomist, and marine biologist. He’s best known for describing many new species of seahorse. The photographs in this post were taken by Hantu Blog volunteer, […]