about Singapore biodiversity
Reefs of Singapore by the Marine Biology Lab, NUS. A comprehensive
site with lots of photos and maps, tons of info on all our southern
islands, and all about reef conservation efforts in Singapore.
Nature in Singapore
on the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research website: an online
journal of the flora and fauna of Singapore including our marine
National Biodiversity Centre
of the National Parks Board: checklists and more.
On-line versions of printed guidebooks
Life of Singapore: A full on-line version of the complete
BP-Science Centre guide by Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng. Includes
fact sheets on the flora and fauna of Singapore seashores, an
introduction to the shore environment in general, Singapore
shores to visit, preparing for a visit, dangerous animals, introduction
to special communities on the shore, the strand line, symbiosis
Intro and Man and the Sea.
of Singapore: A full on-line version of the complete BP-Science
Centre guide by Peter K L Ng and N. Sivasothi (eds.). Includes
fact sheets on the flora and fauna of Singapore mangroves, an
introduction to mangroves in general and mangroves in Singapore,
history and biodiversity, mangroves in Singapore to visit (Pasir
Ris and Sungei Buloh), mangrove conservation in Singapore, general
introduction to the mangrove ecosystem (abiotic and biotic components),
economic value of mangroves.
Fishes of Singapore: A full on-line version of the complete
BP-Science Centre guide by Kelvin K P Lim and Jeffrey K Y Low.
Includes fact sheets on common marine fishes of Singapore, an
introduction to coastal marine habitats, fishy trivia, dangerous
fishes, fishes and man.
On-line guides to specific flora and fauna groups in Singapore
Guide to Singapore Nudibranchs by Uma Sachidhanandam: though
without any description of the nudibranchs, there are lots of
photos and locations where the species are found and a list
of Singapore nudibranchs.
Guide to Singapore Polychaetes
Yun Ping 1997-2000 on
the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research website: fact sheets
and photos of polychaetes found in Singapore.
blog fact sheets, checklists, about snaky adventures, our
snakes in danger, snaky games, cartoons and more!
Bird Ecology Study
Group blog observations about bird behaviour and other bird
happenings and issues.
detailed and technical factsheets on every algae you can think
of. Many with photos.
shore creatures in general
Life on Australian Seashores by Keith Davey on the Marine
Education Society of Australia website: Fact sheets with photos,
diagrams, and even animated gifs with details on various species
found in Australia.
and Mollusc/Mollusk: The Resource Site for Students, Educators,
and anyone wanting to learn about molluscs. Includes an introduction
to the major classes, molluscs as food, medicine, other uses,
religious significance, kid's zone, teacher's zone.
Includes a detailed introduction to the Phylum
Mollusca with a glossary and links to major groups of molluscs.
Gladys Archerd Shell Collection at Washington State University
Tri-Cities Natural History Museum website:
introductions to major features of molluscs with lots of photos
of shells and diagrams and details on the individual classes
of New South Wales by Des Beechey Research Associate, Australian
Museum: family introductions with photos of shells and detailed
fact sheets for many species.
Sea Slug Forum by Dr Bill Rudman: everything you could possibly
want to know about slugs with fabulous photos and close-ups
of slug body parts, larvae and more. And lots of links. Go to
the General Topics section and browse the many interesting articles.
The Slug Site with a free
newsletter and BOW (Branch of the Week), photo and fact sheets
of all kinds of opisthobranchs.
Cephalopod Page by Dr James B Wood on the Dalhousie University
and the University of Texas Medical Branch website: everything
you could possibly want to know about cephalopods. Lots of info,
photos, articles and links to cephalopods. Lots of fabulous
photos, a delightful and exhaustive FAQ, and lots of cool articles
for the laymen, as well as lesson plans.
by Dr James B Wood: a
database-driven website on all living cephalopods with species
search, image and video database, reference database and researcher
by Jason Robertshaw: all about cephalopods.
Echinoid Directory by Dr. Andrew B. Smith on the London
Natural History Museum website: everything you could possibly
want to know about sand dollars, sea urchins and heart urchins
with detailed fact sheets for many species and slots of large
close-up images and explanatory diagrams.
by ChrisM: all about echinoderms with many interesting scientific
details and wacky stories, video clips and more.
Database by Christopher Mah: taxonomic database.
technical fact sheets on almost all families and individual
species with photos and details on environment, climate, economic
importance, resilience, distribution, biology, red list status,
Museum Fish Site with find-a-fish section which links to
factsheets with photos
of Libong Island (West Coast of Southern Thailand) by Keiichi
Matsuura and Seishi Kimura (eds.); Fishes
of Bitung (Northern Tip of Sulawesi Indonesia) by Seishi
Kimura and Keiichi Matsuura (eds.); Coastal
Fishes of Indonesia: Field Guide to Lombok Island by Keiichi
Matsuura, Seishi Kimura and Teguh Peristiwady on the National
Science Museum, Tokyo website: factsheets with photos and descriptions
with details on similar families found in the area.
sites with general info
of Life web project hosted by The University of Arizona College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences and The University of Arizona Library:
introduction, characteristics, phylogeny, evolution, links.
Wing on the Museum of
Paleontology, University of California Berkeley website: fossil
record, life history and ecology, systematics and more on morphology.
Diversity Web on the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
website: information, pictures, specimens and classification.
Aquatic Environments webpage on the University of Guelph website:
an easy introduction to the more technical aspects of marine plants,
animals, habitats, human interactions. Includes lots of details on
the major phyla and classes including morphology, biodiversity, ecology
by the Glasgow
University Zoological Museum on the Biological Sciences, University
of Paisley, Scotland website: a brief introduction, a glossary of
terms and diagrams and photos.