Monday, December 26, 2011

Ribbons: Terrestrial Nemerteans of Singapore

People with a fascination for marine life would probably have heard of nemerteans, commonly known as ribbon worms.

Ribbon worm (Baseodiscus delineatus)
Black and white ribbon worm (Baseodiscus delineatus), Terumbu Pempang Darat;

Red ribbon worm (Nemertea)
Red ribbon worm, Kusu Island;
(Photos by Ria)

Most ribbon worms live in marine environments, with a small proportion adapted to freshwater habitats. Just earlier today, I learnt that a small handful of nemertean species have actually managed to colonise the land, and that they can be found in Singapore!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Toddycats are going to Geylang!

The Toddycats! will be hitting the heartlands, with a very special exhibition at the Geylang East Public Library this Saturday, 10th December. With an exhibition of specimens, educational posters, games, and talks, it's the perfect opportunity to learn more about Singapore's wildlife.

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect to see, based on our briefing and training session yesterday evening.