Celebration of Life
Devil's island was certainly full of heavenly creatures when viewed at low spring tide. Pulau Hantu (or Devil’s Island) was transformed by a massive land reclamation programme (that buried a major part of reef) into a recreational island. It was believed that ancient Malay warriors once dueled to the death on the island. Pulau Hantu is located 8 km south of Singapore mainland (1 degree 13.6'N, 103 degree 45'E) Despite its name, the island is a favourite haunt with divers and anglers.
Soft corals were well dispersed at the channel of the lagoon facing south. Clumps of Tape sea grass were scattered at the lagoon. The rocky shore was a perfect hiding place for many creatures, some of which are featured here. map
1. nudibranch 2. nudibranch 3. mantis shrimp 4. nudibranch 5. reef swimming crab
6. Ghost crab 7. reef crab 8. file fish 9. unidentified crab 10. note the size!
11. hard coral 12. soft coral 13. blue-spotted ray 14. soft coral 15. sea cucumber
16. soft corAL 17. coral 18. common sea star 19. mushroom coral 20. hard coral
21. hard coral 22. neptune's cup 23. spider conch 24. hard coral 25. mermaid's fan
26. brown seaweed 27. red seaweed 28. squid 29. green algae 30. hairy crab
31. courting crabs 32. prawn 33. octopus 34. Unidentified prawn 35. noble volute laying eggs
36. nudibranch 37. hard coral 38. sonneratia fruits
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