31 December 2009

More than 100 new marine life records for Singapore!

The latest Monster Marine issue of the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology is packed with awesome latest findings about our marine life!
Among the marvellous information are new records for Singapore! 38 marine macroalgae, 8 sponges, 33 hard corals, 5 zoanthids, 10 sea anemones, 6 mangrove polychaete worms, 40 marine mites, 1 water mite.

And NEW species were also described: 1 mushroom coral, 3 marine mites, 1 water mite,

You can download all the papers from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research website! (The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement Series No. 22 (2009): i-ii, 1-294).

For a brief summary of the papers, see the wild shores of singapore blog.

See also Challenges in protecting biodiversity in Singapore New finds still being made, even as balance is sought between conservation and development Grace Chua, Straits Times 30 Jan 10;

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