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Just like cows, dugongs graze on sea grasses as a staple food in their diet. Dugongs live in the waters around Singapore, and their feeding trails can be found on our shores during low tide! Did you know that? 😊

Big thanks to Faiq for filming and editing these videos!
Did you know that grass can be found in our seas? Yes, that’s right! Grass doesn’t just grow on land! Learn more about sea grass in these videos, and see how they play a crucial part to the health of our waters! 🌊🌊🌊
Happy Earth Day marine enthuSEAsts! 😉 here’s Karl busy sharing about our shores with students from Punggol Sec on Thursday! Join him in spreading the word about Singapore’s wildlife by sharing what you know about local critters, conservation efforts, and IYOR, or even by tagging friends in one of our marine posts! 🐙🌊
#earthday2018 #marineconservation
[Edit: the correct scientific name should be (Doto greenamyeri). Thank you to those who alerted us!] Three cheers for the weekend! And can we get three cheers for another nudi-fact? 🎉
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The doto greenamyeri nudibranch, more affectionately known as the donut nudibranch, is very popular among divers, and a must-find at Pulau Hantu! Its distinctive ‘donuts’ make this nudibranch a truly captivating sight! You will notice that unlike the typical nudibranch, the doto greenamyeri does not show external gills. Have you ever spotted one on your dives? Let us know in the comments! (Photo contributed by our friends over at @seaslugsofsg!) 😊
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#iyor2018sg #marinelifesg #marineconservation #nudibranch #iyor2018
The FUN ODYSSEA happened this past weekend and here are some photos from the event! We would like to thank all volunteers, partners, and participants who came down to support the event! A big shout out to friends and families that took part in our workshops, mural painting, and other activities! We hope you had a FUNTASTIC experience and once again, thank you for making the event a great success!
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Missed out on the Fun Odyssea? Fret not! We have many more activities in store for the months ahead! Join us in celebrating International Year of the Reef 2018! Find out more at our Facebook page: facebook.com/CelebratingSingaporeShores
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#iyor2018 #celebratingsingaporeshores #theFunOdyssea #Sentosa #oursingaporereefs #ADEXoceanfestival #marineconservationSG
Our creature feature today is sometimes called the naked snail! But nudibranchs certainly don’t look anything like your typical garden snail. Growing to just about 2cm long, spotting a phidiana nudibranch is really a treat! It has a soft body with finger-like structures (called cerata) along  its sides. Their oral tentacles have orange stripes and they get their colours from what they eat! Pretty neat huh?
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Follow us for more fun facts on local marine life, and don’t forget to come down for the FUN ODYSSEA! Happening next Saturday and Sunday at Sentosa! Proudly organised by @oursingaporereefs in conjunction with IYOR 2018. 😊🌊
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#iyor2018 #naturesg #celebratesingaporeshores #nudibranch #marineconservation
Our critter today sure is an eye-catcher! Time for some cuttlefish facts: the glittering cuttlefish is a small cuttlefish that is sometimes seen among seagrass, especially on our Northern shores. It grows to about 5-8cm long with fins all around its edges, and has reddish patches and iridescent spots on each side of its body! Cuttlefish eat fishes, crustaceans and other cephalopods.
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Glittering cuttlefishes are the only forms of glitter that should be in our oceans! Take your stand today say no to plastics, especially micro-plastics!
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Have you marked your calendars for the Fun Odyssea? It’s happening on 17th & 18th March! Link in bio 😊
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#marineconservation #oceanfacts #marinelifesg #iyor2018 #cuttlefishfact
Any of you had crab for dinner this Chinese New Year? Well you certainly won’t find red coral crabs on your dinner plate! These crabs are tiny with bodies that grow to a width of about 1cm, so they really won’t make a good meal. Though small, their claws are really strong! They’re often found on cauliflower corals and are listed as vulnerable in our Red List.
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Know a friend who likes crabs? Share this fact with them today!
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#iyor2018 #marineconservation #sgmarinelife #coralcrab #naturesg #ccs
Time for another CORAL FEATURE! Yes, this is a coral! The big ring coral is made up of hundreds of single polyps that form a large colony. The colony is generally a smooth boulder shape, and come in colours of blue, purple and green. Polyps contain micro algae cells that photosynthesise and produce food for the coral!
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How’s the big ring coral different from the cave coral in our previous coral feature? Comment your answers below!
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Don’t forget to check out the official website for IYOR 2018 at iyor2018.org for more marine happenings!
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This ‘furry’ nudibranch is sometimes seen burrowing in sandy areas on our northern shores. It grows to about 1-2cm long and has a broad, soft body with many long finger-like extensions arranged in rows! Isn’t it fascinating to look at? 😊
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#iyor2018 #marineconservation #nudibranch #naturesg 
#iyor2018sg #sgmarinelife
Chances are you wouldn’t have guessed that the animal pictured is a type of coral, since it certainly doesn’t look like the corals we’re used to seeing!
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Cave corals love hiding in dark places, much unlike their other coral relatives, and usually come in small clusters of 3-4 polyps! They are small, hard corals that have long, tubular coralites, and product the most dense skeletons of hard corals! They may be transparent, orange-yellow, or brown, and since they don’t have zooxanthellae, they usually expand their polyps at night to feed on plankton!
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This coral feature is proudly brought to you by Singapore’s very own IYOR intern team! Do you know that the official IYOR website has been launched? Check it out at iyor2018.org for the latest news and events, all in one place!
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Imagine having an arm that’s twice as long as your body! That’s just a regular part of life for male fiddler crabs. Its enlarged pincer is used to court female crabs - the bigger, the better! They are commonly found on our shores, usually on soft, muddy areas.
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Using this fact, can you tell which crab is the male and which is the female in the photo? 😊
(📷: Ria Tan)
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