|Baby sea turtles hatching on our shores!|
From video by NParks in July 2018
Spotted off Pulau Semakau in June 2018!
Rene Ong shares this sighting of two dolphins off St John's Island on 18 Jul 2018.
Sea turtles too!
In July 2018, NParks also shared: "It’s Hawksbill Turtle season! Female Hawksbill Turtles arrive on our shores to lay their precious batches of eggs from July to September. Together with volunteers and support from the Marine Turtle Working Group, we safeguard the nests from predators and monitor the eggs till the hatchlings emerge. Following the best practices from established turtle hatcheries worldwide, we then count, weigh and measure the hatchlings before guiding them out safely to sea. Just like what we did for last night’s hatching. More than 110 hatchlings have made it safely into the waters. All the best little ones, and hope to see some of you return in the next two decades!"
Signs of dugongs
During our regular intertidal surveys, we also saw dugong feeding trails!
|Dugong feeding trails on Pulau Sekudu June 2018|
|Dugong feeding trails on Chek Jawa July 2018|
Otters in the South
Meanwhile, otters were started to be regularly sighted at St John's Island in July 2018.
Singapore's waters are alive!
More about our wild sea turtles and dolphins and dugongs on the wild fact sheets on wildsingapore.
This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.