09 August 2016

Celebrating National Day with dolphin sightings!

Yes, Singapore got wild dolphins! Here's some recent sightings to celebrate Singapore's National Day!
Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin spotted near
the Sisters Islands Marine Park on 5 Aug 2016, photo by Stephen Beng.
Over the last few weeks, wild dolphins were spotted near St John's Island, the Sisters Islands Marine Park. And yesterday, dolphins were seen inside a container port bay. The sighting was shared by  master of the tug Joseph Chng and psa pilot Mr Zulei, who both delayed the container ship swing to allow the dolphins to swim clear of the propellors.

We not only have wild dolphins, but also wonderful wild people who care for them. Happy National Day!

On 18 July, Rene Ong saw two dolphins near St John's Island.

On 1 Aug, Rene and friends saw a family of dolphins again at St. John's Island.

Thanks to Chim Chee Kong of the St John's Island Marine Lab for sharing this video of the dolphins. Which has since been seen by thousands of people.

On 5 Aug, Stephen Beng and the team from NParks looking after the Sisters Islands Marine Park saw Indo-pacific humpbacked dolphins too!

Yesterday, the eve of National Day, dolphins were sighted in container port bay. Wow! The master of the tug Joseph Chng and psa pilot Mr Zulei delayed the container ship swing to allow the dolphins to swim clear of the propellors. And also shared this video and message about their encounter.
Joseph also sent this image to mark the location of where the dolphins were spotted

More about wild dolphins in Singapore and other sightings of them.

What gives me a warm fuzzy feeling is not only knowing that there are wild dolphins in Singapore, but also that there are kind people at sea who look out and share their sightings!

Thank you to everyone who report sightings of special marine creatures such as dolphins and sea turtles.

How can we help protect our sea turtles and dolphins?
  • Stop littering.
  • Stop mass balloon releases
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.

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