With great excitement, we gathered at the Tropical Marine Science Institute on St. John's Island to learn more about sea anemones from Dr Daphne Fautin, world authority on sea anemones!
Her introduction begins with this awesome photo of super long anemones!! She says some of ours may be just as long. Indeed, we have field personal experience (of failure) with some anemones that are longer than our arms!
Hexacorallians of the World website with a great map of the global distribution of sea anemones.
here's the paper!).
anemones from Changi that we encountered earlier this morning.
a glimpse of the process during her last trip to Singapore.
Of course Dr Daphne shared lots and lots more than I can include in this short post!
It's been a long long day for me that started at 2am. And another early wake up call tomorrow to join the Workshop team in the field. But as usual, Dr Daphne motivates us all to look more closely at the fascinating sea anemones on our shores!
The Sea Anemone Workshop is jointly organised by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and the Tropical Marine Science Institute in conjunction with the National Parks Board, National Biodiversity Centre and their Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey of Singapore.
If you can't attend the Workshop, do try to catch Dr Daphne's "The Sea Anemone Lecture"on 21 Jun (Tue) (now rescheduled to 7pm!) to find out more about our sea anemones and the results of the workshop!