Saturday, April 21, 2012

Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (2)

Day 1 at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (12 May 2010)
My second dive in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park took place at Edgel's Patch, which is in the southwest of Sapi Island. The deepest part of the dive site where my buddy and I swam to was around 24 m. This dive site again had some interesting fish life, e.g. clownfishes, stick pipefish, and zebra eel. 

But the really pretty and unusual ones had to be the feather stars. They were everywhere, perching on rocks, sea fans and corals, securing themselves using their claws (cirri). It was a pleasure watching some of them stealthily unfurl their arms and started moving about in the current.

In this photo, you can see the "claws" (cirri) on the underside of the animal.


JK said...

Hey Chai,

Good to see you're finally blogging again! :D

Feather stars are attractive indeed and especially photogenic when they perch at the edge of a coral heads! ;)

ria tan said...

Awesome dive! And so glad that you are blogging again!

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Hi Ria! Hi JK!

Thanks. I am just as glad that I did, haha.


Anonymous said...

wah..sudah update :)