Purple branching sponges (Callyspongia sp.) are definitely making a comeback! So much so that they colonised and grow among seagrasses. Something that we don't often see.
Black-margined nudibranchs (Doriprismatica atromarginata).
Purple foot nudibranch (Atagema spongiosa) is usually so well camouflaged that we miss spotting them. However, I managed to find this because the purple foot was pointing upwards.
Pink ascidians are also doing very well at the jetty pilings of Chek Jawa. And of course the Blue-spotted flatworms (Pseudoceros indicus) were having a great time feeding on them.
Marbled flatworms (Pseudoceros sp.) and they tend to be found on Beige sheet ascidians.
Flowery soft corals (Family Nephtheidae) are bleaching.
Boulder Pore corals (Porites sp.).
Knobbly sea star (Protoreaster nodosus) and believe there are more elsewhere.
Cake sea star (Anthenea aspera) in brown and yellow. Lovely!
Tiny colourful brittle stars (Ophiothela danae) become more conspicuous.
Sponge synaptid sea cucumbers found around sponges.
Brown spotted moray eel (Gymnothorax reevesii).
Till next year, Chek Jawa!