Biology

New species?

This little nudibranch photographed at Pulau Hantu by Ivan Choong in December 2008 just might be a new species. Or is it? Avid Hantu Blog diver and blogger Toh Chay Hoon writes on her blog: This nudibranch looks similar to Okenia purpurata. But the thing is that Okenia purpurata, according to The Sea Slug Forum, …

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Tritonia

Dr. James A. Murray, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, commented on the above photograph of Tritonia in Hantu waters: Very nice, thank you for showing me your Tritonia.  The Tritonia up here can get to as long as 30 cm and weight nearly 2 kg! Dr. Murray studies …

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Rare nudis

Blog volunteer Hui Bing was out on our Blog dive on August 31st and managed to spot and photograph some rare and exciting nudibranches! She’s got a real keen eye and can make out the tiniest of critters amidst the silt, sand, and mucky waters of Hantu! We’re so privilaged to have her on our …

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The Groupers Cousin

This is a video of one of the fishes I came across whilst guiding and Hantu over this weekend. This my first record of this fish and the first time I’ve noticed it. Unable to identify it, I sent a link of the following video to Kelvin Lim, Curator of Fishes at the Biodiversity Museum. …

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