04 February 2018

Soxy sea creatures: Symbiosis edition

Time to make more DIY handmade 'plushie' mascots out of socks! As volunteers prep up for International Year of the Reef 2018 activities!
How to make plushie sea anemones on snails
Being nature people, we know some sea creatures live on other sea creatures. And some are found together in colourful ecosystems! Here's some tips on how to recreate soxy versions.

Some sea anemones settle on shells of living snails.
Snail-hitching sea anemone on a living snail
Other sea anemones settle on shells occupied by a hermit crab.
Orange-striped hermit crabs (Clibanarius infraspinatus) with sea anemone
Like these soxy creatures!
How to make plushie sea anemones on hermit crabs
Carpet anemones are often homes to anemone shrimps!
Haddon's carpet anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni) with Peacock-tail anemone shrimps (Periclimenes brevicarpalis)
These carpet anemones were made out of literally fluffy carpet.
How to make plushie carpet anemone with anemone shrimps
It's also fun to make marine 'corsages' out of several different animals. Like these sea stars and feather star with sea fans.
How to make plushie sea stars with sea fans
Or assorted marine snails and marine worms with sea fans.
How to make plushie reef corsage
Find out more on the wild fact sheets of wildsingapore.

Did you make a marine ecosystem? 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.

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