Whoppee! Singapore's finally gonna officially launch the International Year of the Reef, and on our National Day (9th Aug) too!
And guess what, Singapore's very own coral nursery would also have a display area as well ^^ Mainly gonna be a slight update based on our ADEX exhibition booth earlier in April this year. Don't worry, it's not going to be just a 2D display of poster panels, there's also gonna be some things for visitors to look at and touch for themselves! ^^ So do come down and join us at the Singapore Botanic Garden's Botany Centre (just above the Taman Serasi foodcourt)on National Day! Hope to see you guys there! Ria has done up a nice summary of the day's events and activities here @ the IYOR-Singapore blog (http://iyor08singapore.blogspot.com). There's gonna be talks, children's activities, sharing our shore (and marine!) stories, star adoptions, and so on. So why not make this 43th National Day a special one and join us as we bring out shore life to SBG? =^-^=
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
I'm juanicths and
I'm a Swordfish.
You are a large and powerful migratory fish that can be found in oceanic regions worldwide, including the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. You are cold blooded and have special organs next to your eyes that warm your brain and eyes to improve your vision. You are often identified by your sword, a long flat bill that helps you swim faster, hunt for food, and defend yourself. You can weigh as much as 1400lbs, eat mostly squid, fish, and crustaceans and use your sword-like bill by stunning your prey. You prefer to swim and hunt alone.
You were once a very popular restaurant entrée, served at restaurants around the world. While chefs, supermarkets and people have agreed to not eat as many swordfish, you still face overfishing in many parts of the world. It is also difficult to track and manage your population because you tend to swim across international borders."
divejunkie here's supposed to be the fish of the SG nature bloggers/lovers menagerie but I never did figure out what fish I am supposed to be. Oh well, this WWF quiz puts me as a swordfish ^_^ Sadly not seen in SG....
Ponders juanicths at 08:58