Entries Categorized as 'Videos'

Tambja nudibranch meets current

Date November 7, 2011

A Tambja nudibranch (Tambja sp.) pushes through the currents along the reefs of Pulau Hantu, Singapore. We saw a heap of Tambja nudibranches out at Pulau Hantu today, and I’m not exaggerating! Check out the pix below! This is just a hint of the amazing trip out to Hantu we made today! Stick around to […]

Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips at Pulau Hantu

Date October 17, 2011

The harlequin sweetlips can be found along the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. Juveniles, like the one in this video, are brown with large white blotches and mimic the movement of a poisonous flatworm for defence against predators. They gain more spots and the spots reverse from white to black as they age. It spends […]

Silver Moonies at Singapore’s Pulau Hantu

Date September 30, 2011

Silver Moonies school in estuaries and near freshwater streams, in harbours and near jetties. Some species are inhabit brackish waters and may even swim far up into freshwater systems. They are also known as Diamond fish and Silver batfish, but they are not batfish. They are also sometimes confused with Pomfrets. We encountered this school […]

Shrimp goby and commensal shimp

Date September 28, 2011

There were two commensal shrimp in this burrow but only one was captured during the length of this video. As the fish was skittish and I didn’t have all day, I hovered quite a distance away from this burrow so they the fish and shrimp could keep doing what they do without too much disturbance. […]

Football-sized Reef Cuttlefish

Date August 30, 2011

Divers at Pulau Hantu last weekend got up close to this cool and calm reef cuttlefish. It probably thought it looked pretty much like the brown algae that was growing around the shallow reef, and it did! Because I only realised it was there when Volunteer dive guide Jimmy Goh pointed to something just inches […]

Meter-long batfish at Pulau Hantu

Date August 29, 2011

Yesterday, divers on a dive trip organised by the Hantu Bloggers encountered a large batfish along the reef of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. This is the largest batfish encountered on the reef by the group in 8 years!

Hantu Walkabout

Date January 26, 2011

Sunsets, squid, stars, slugs and shrimp. What’s there to see if you go walkabout at Pulau Hantu during the low tide? More than you can possibly imagine. By SgBeachbum dusky sunset 22Jan2011 from BeachBum on Vimeo.

Tiny reef cuttlefish employs superb camouflage

Date April 2, 2010

Divers at Pulau Hantu encountered several reef cuttlefish last Sunday – from large rugby ball-sized reef monsters, to pinkie nail-sized critters like the one above, which were almost invisible. The large ones appear much more confident on the reef, keeping still when approached, seemingly unfazed by us curious divers. The smaller ones on the other […]

Swimmer crabs mating preamble

Date March 2, 2010

A pair of Swimmer crabs (Thalamita sp.) are observed during an inter-tidal walk at Singapore’s Pulau Hantu. The male is the one holding onto the female, and walking about. The male is attempting to access the female’s apron. When that is successful, the two would have graduated from this frontal position, and have their abdomens […]

Tiny Reef Cuttlefish

Date March 2, 2010

A small cuttlefish on the reef of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu, finds safety by sticking close to the coral and prefers to rely on camouflage instead of fleeing when divers approach closely.