21 September 2015

Singapore has wild dolphins! Aug-Sep 2015 sightings

Six wild dolphins were sighted on two different occasions in the last two months!
One of the four wild dolphins
spotted off St John's Island, Aug 2015
One of the pair of wild dolphins
spotted off West Coast Pier, Sep 2015
Here's more about the sightings and what you CAN do for our wild dolphins.


Chay Hoon shared a sighting of four Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins off St John's Island at the end of her dive trip on 24 Aug.

Today, Chng Joseph shared this video clip on the Singapore Reef Watch facebook page (managed by Russel Low). Joseph shared:

i had to perform an emergency stop to avoid running down a pair of indo-pacific humpbacked pink dolphin at 4517c. managed to take a short video before they were gone... tm Chng Joseph of tg47 noble pride. psa marine. 
they were just "outside" the water breakers off west coast pier and the rsyc. i was very surprised to see them so close inshore... capt David Ho had informed his kakis to steer with care in this area. i sincerely hoped that by sharing this video, we can be aware of/that there are many wildlife living amongst us. we just need to slow down our pace a little, pay a little more attention and be more careful. so that they( wildlife) can coexist with us... thank you



i had to perform an emergency stop to avoid running down a pair of indo-pacific humpbacked pink dolphin at 4517c. managed to take a short video before they were gone... tm Chng Joseph of tg47 noble pride. psa marine.
Posted by Chng Joseph on Sunday, 20 September 2015
Yes indeed, we agree with Joseph that we can coexist with these wonderful wild animals! MORE about Singapore's wild dolphins on wildsingapore.

It was not too long ago that I compiled sightings of dolphins and sea turtles!

How can we help protect our sea turtles and dolphins?

Stop littering.

Stop mass balloon releases.

Two balloons were discovered in the digestive tract of this sea turtle along with the balloon string.
Photo by USFWS Northeast Region facebook page
Balloons and soft plastic kill sea turtles, slowly and painfully. Balloons, plastic bags, nylon rope, styrofoam are swallowed by sea turtles which mistake these for jellyfish. One report found that sea turtles are selectively preferring to eat soft plastics over other types of rubbish.
An exploded balloon looks very much like a jellyfish!
This was seen at Cyrene Reef.
YOU can make a difference for our shores!

Explore your shores! Just join any of the many guided activities on our shores, from walks to dives. Come for shore talks and other events. These are updated daily on the wildsingapore happenings blog. Get weekly updates by subscribing to the blog.

Express about your shores! Blog about your trip and share it on social media. Share your photos.

Speak up about our shores. Enjoyed your trip? Tell the organisers, agencies managing the shore. You don't need to write only to complain. Written support of existing habitats will strengthen the case for preserving them. Don't wait until they are at risk!

Act for your shores! Join any of the many volunteer opportunities, more about these on on-going opportunities. Get updates emailed to you by subscribing to feeds from the wildsingapore daily news blogwhich features news, blog updates and volunteer opportunities.

MORE!
About our wild places how to get there, what to see and do, what to prepare.



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