Really glad I had the chance to visit Beting Bronok last Wednesday, 6 June before I go overseas!
You can even see the mountains in Malaysia (don’t remember the names) in the distance
Beting Bronok (BB) is a submerged reef off Pulau Tekong.
Beting Bronok on a map. Picture taken from Wild Shores of SIngapore.
It’s my first really really early morning shore trip! Up at a time when I’m usually going to sleep :X
Hard to find people who would willingly wake up at ungodly hours 😛
But wake up at insane hours (2+am) I will, only for shore trips (: It’s so awesome that it’s worth the weird sleeping pattern.
Soft coral (Family Nephtheidae)
Do you see what I see?
Ta-da, the velcro crab (Camposcia retusa)!
Snapping shrimp (Family Alpheidae)
Spotted black flatworm (Acanthozoon sp.)
Some nudibranch (don’t remember the name either, ID would be appreciated!(: )
Onyx cowrie (Cypraea onyx)
Allied cowrie on soft coral
Octopus out a-hunting
Hydroids (Order Hydrozoa) Beware them, they sting! Hence always wear long pants
Sea cucumber in between hydroids and sponges
Blue sponge (Phylum Porifera)
Close-up of sponge
Stargazer waspfish (Polycaulus uranoscopus)
Buried itself really quickly in the sand (like many other sandy shore organisms)
Glass anemone (Dofleinia sp.)
Scaly sea star
Plain sea star (Astropecten sp.)
Cake sea star (Anthenea aspera)
Chewed up sea star
Pencil sea urchin
The exciting things we do
We didn’t get to see the sunrise though, cos it was too cloudy. We did hear gun fire and night jars while on shore though.
Check out the following posts:
Wild Shores of Singapore by Ria Tan
Psychedelic Nature by Neo Mei Lin
Peiyan Photography by Heng Pei Yan