A pair of reef cuttlefish in the shallow and murky waters of Singapore’s Kusu Island. These animals were in a coloration and posture that is less commonly observed. I wonder what they might have been up to. They were also really really huge. The biggest I’ve seen around here.
Entries Categorized as 'Videos'
January 28, 2014
October 23, 2013
During our dive at Pulau Hantu over the weekend, we were lucky to encounter a young pair of what we believe to be Brown-banded bamboo sharks Chiloscyllium punctatum. Four other species of bamboo shark have been recorded to occur in Singapore, the grey bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium griseum), Hasselt’s bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium hasselti), white-spotted bamboo shark […]
May 8, 2013
What happens when a pair of female anemonefish meet?
March 28, 2013
A Yellow-lipped sea krait scans the reef flats of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu for an opportune meal. The colubrine sea krait, banded sea krait or yellow–lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) is a species of sea snake found in tropical Indo-Pacific oceanic waters.  It is easily recognised by its yellow upper lip and black bands covering […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.