Entries Categorized as 'Videos'

Cuttlefish Talk

Date December 2, 2012

A pair of cuttlefish were spotted along the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. They were about the same size. Could they be siblings? Or were they individuals from different clutches that find safety by being in a pair?

Filefish Feeding

Date October 30, 2012

Filefish, wrasses, and damselfish, gather over the carcass of a huge prawn that was recently discarded by fishermen. The carcass, which has fallen into a tight crevice, does not make for easy pickings and the fish at this point, seem hesitant to enter the dark crevice despite the prospect of an easy meal. They do […]

Damselfish Nesting

Date October 24, 2012

Neopomacentrus filamentosus is an egg-laying species. The male fish in this video appears to be establishing a territory. It does so by cleaning a rocky ledge or coral surface. The male fish will court the female and encourage her to swim to the cleaned spot. During the actual spawning, the female will deposit her eggs […]

Tigertail seahorse feeding

Date October 23, 2012

A Tigertail seahorse Hippocampus comes, feeds as it remains well hidden within the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. At 0:20, the seahorse turns to look at the camera, then at 1:17 it spots something below it and begins to sway, slowly extending its body with each sway, eventually extending itself all the way to grasp […]

Copper-banded Butterflyfish Feeding

Date October 19, 2012

A pair of Copperband Butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus, feeding along the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. Butterflyfishes are corallivores, that means they eat coral. As such, the species is used as an environmental indicator for the health of a reef.

Singapore's First Crowd-sourced Nature Documentary

Date August 10, 2012

A community project based on the contributions of Singapore’s naturalist community, this documentary explores a simple question that Singaporeans often ask – “Singapore got wildlife, meh?” and sheds some light on the amazing animals found in Singapore, from the elusive common palm civet to the elegant blue-spotted fantail ray.

Sedimentation on Pulau Hantu Reef Slope

Date July 29, 2012

In the previous post, we shared how a section of Hantu Island’s reef slope has succumbed to the impact of sedimentation. Just three years ago, this part of the reef was alive with Goniopora coral, as the picture below shows. Today it is covered in silt, algae and strings of mucous from the stressed corals, […]

Cuttlefish Laying Eggs

Date July 26, 2012

A female reef cuttlefish lays and then deposits her egg in a coral head along the reef crest at Semakau Island, Singapore.

Crabs, Chromodoris, Cardinals, and Cimbiolas

Date December 19, 2011

We’ve got the 4C’s! Hantu Blog diver, Jimmy Goh, who’s used to taking great photographs for us of the reef and it’s inhabitants, puts together a video of the highlights from this weekend’s dive during the cold and overcast monsoon weather. See more amazing photos and videos of Singapore’s sea life first on our Facebook […]

Hawksbill Turtle at Pulau Hantu!

Date November 8, 2011

Jeffry Low and Jani Tanzil bumped into a Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at Pulau Hantu yesterday! Jeffrey described that the turtle was rubbing itself against a rock, perhaps to dislodge a parasite, or simply because it had an itch to scratch!