Time to make more DIY handmade 'plushie' mascots out of socks! As volunteers prep up for International Year of the Reef 2018 activities!
Echinoderms are marine animals that symmetrical in five parts. As illustrated by the sea star, the most well known of this group. The easiest way to make a sea star is to start with a glove. Cut up the fingers, stuff and sew together to make a five armed sea star. Add white balls and dot with black and you're done!
Common sea star. Although this sea star is still the most commonly encountered on our shores, it is no longer as abundant as in the past.
Knobbly sea stars seen on some of Singapore shores.
Biscuit sea star. It is commonly seen on the seagrass meadows of our northern shores.
Cake sea star looks like.
Sand stars that are commonly seen on our northern muddy and sandy shores.
Passion sea urchin which is sometimes seen on Singapore shores.
Thick-edged sand dollar that is sometimes seen on our shores.
Flat-armed brittle star that is commonly seen on our northern shores.
Basket stars are most closely related to brittle stars. They have many arms. Each arm with many branches with curly tips.
Blue feather star which is commonly seen on Singapore shores. The real feather stars have many more than five arms, but the number is usually a multiple of five.
Synaptid sea cucumber that is commonly seen on Singapore shores. It is often mistaken for a worm!
echinoderms of Singapore on the wild fact sheets of wildsingapore.
Did you make an echinoderm plushie? I would love it if you could share a photo of it!
This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.