|This is just a screen shot, sorry. Live map here.|
I started fiddling with the idea of a map because my service provider told me the wildsingapore website is now 2GB! It's getting expensive to maintain, and takes a while to upload from backup if the server goes down. I thought of slimming down the website by removing photos and replacing them with a slideshow of my photos on flickr.
Then I stumbled upon iMapFlickr which generates these awesome maps! Of course, this means I need to geotag my flickr photos properly. And it will take a long long time to update the fact sheets.
But what do you think? Do you like the new look for the fact sheets? I've done an example for the Starry flatworms (Pseudobiceros stellae).
Well, on to the updates for the wild fact sheets...
I couldn't resist setting up a sheet for the weird 'Armoured' sea cucumbers that I saw at Changi. Although I have no idea what they are exactly...yet.
flatworms that seem to eat the Beige ascidians that coat hard surfaces on our Northern shores. I still don't know the identity of both predator and prey.
'Neon' anemones which sometimes have bright flourescent splotches on their body column. Another mysterious beast!
anemones with polka dots on the body column. Also still to be identified.
tiny anemones stuck on seagrasses. Another one to puzzle out!
tiny sea anemone with spots in the mangroves. She's working on figuring out what they are exactly.
jelly-like ascidians remind her of attap-chee!
colourful sponges with chimneys (Petrosia sp.) and another that is buried with large hole so it looks like a potato (Beimna sp.).
scale worms that look very similar. Time to set up a page for them too.
Elephant's Foot moon snail (Polinices peselphanti). It looks so similar to the commonly-seen white moon snails. I must have overlooked them as they are only obvious when we look at the underside and spot the deep U-shaped depression there. [Update: On second thoughts, I now think it's just a white version of the Eggwhite moon snail (Polinices albumen). Oops.]
Thuridilla slug (Thuridilla sp.)
Recent sightings at the amazing Pasir Ris mangroves spurred factsheets on the Crab-eating water snake (Fordonia leucobalia) and Crab-eating frog (Fejervarya crancrivora). There sure are lots of crabs at Pasir Ris for these creatures to feast on!
As usual, I'm way behind on the fact sheets. During our recent field trips, there have been lots of other interesting sightings. Some are first entries to the wild fact sheets for the location. Others are interesting behaviours observed for the first time. There are also lots of interesting video clips! These photos and video clips have been updated on the wild fact sheets. Thanks to all the team members who shared their findings online. Visit their sites for more stories and photos!
- Wonderful creations by Kok Sheng
- Colourful clouds by Chay Hoon
- sgbeachbum by Andy
- Into the Wild facebook page by Russel
- Naturely Curious facebook page by Rene
- Singapore Nature by James
- The Annotated Budak by Marcus
wild fact sheets. Just email me, Ria at firstname.lastname@example.org