During our survey in Aug 2016, it was estimated 30% of the hard corals were bleaching and about 10-15% of the corals had died recently.
Today, the corals were mostly alright.
Merulinid corals remain the most abundant. I saw many tiny colonies growing on dead coral. There were some small colonies that were unharmed but some had dead patches.
Disk corals, Ridged plate coral, Bracket mushroom coral, Mole mushroom coral and a tiny colony of Galaxy coral. I also saw several Brain corals. None of them were bleaching.
Boulder pore corals I saw were alright. I also saw some Crinkled sandpaper coral, many Anemone corals, some Acropora coral and Montipora coral. All were alright. Although some of the Anemone corals were very pale. I did not see any Cauliflower corals or Carnation corals or Lettuce corals.
leathery soft corals and they were alright. I also saw a small patch of Black-and-white leathery soft corals which were alright. The most abundant cnidarian on the shore were Fine feathery soft corals and none of them were bleaching.
Giant carpet anemones, none with anemone fishes. I saw a few Frilly anemones, none were bleaching. And one small Fire anemone which looked a little bleachy. But I didn't manage to see any Bubble tip anemones that used to be abundant on the reef edge.
White-rumped sea cucumbers and many small octopuses who were actively hunting even though it was well past sunrise. As well as some Bigfin reef squids. The black and green mantis shrimp were spotted too.
Spoon seagrass (small and large leaf blades), Tape seagrass (with cropped leaf blades) and what looks like Sickle seagrass and possibly Serrated ribbon seagrass.