08 August 2017

Wild celebrations with dolphins, sea turtle and dugong

National Day is a great time to celebrate some of the amazing BIG wild marine animals in Singapore!
Sea turtle seen at Pulau Hantu on 23 July, featured in
"Threatened and Vulnerable" on the Hantu Blog.
Here's some recent sightings in the last month or so. Sea turtles, dolphins, dugongs!

Update: On National Day, wild dolphins were seen at Pulau Hantu!

On 24 Jul, I saw dolphins at St John's Island! My first sighting!
Indo-Pacific hump-backed dolphin (Sousa chinensis)

Ng Boon Leong shared this encounter with a sea turtle diving at Pulau Hantu on 23 July.

Chua Sek Chuan shared his sighting of wild dolphin at St John's Island on 28 Jul 2017.

Lee Yen-Ling shared this sighting at St John's Island on 13 Jul 2017.

With a longer clip of the family at play.

During our survey of Pasir Ris seagrass meadows on 12 July, we saw dugong feeding trails! Dugong feeding trails are formed when dugongs chomp up seagrasses, leaving a shallow trail of about equal width. Spoon seagrasses are among their favourites and these furrows were seen in meadows of Spoon seagrasses.
Dugong feeding trail in seagrass meadows, Pasir Ris July 2017
We almost never see the dugong but one was spotted at Chek Jawa in Oct 2013 during a Naked Hermit Crab walk for families there.

Singapore's waters are alive!

More about our wild sea turtles and dolphins and dugongs on the wild fact sheets.

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.

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