02 October 2017

YES! Singapore got dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs!

Mama and baby dolphin at St. John's Island! Sea turtles laying and hatching at East Coast Park. Dugong feeding trails at Changi and Cyrene Reef.
Mama and baby dolphin at St. John's Island.
Photo by Jonathan Tan.
Here's some sightings of these amazing marine animals in Aug-Sep 2017. Share YOUR sightings so we can all celebrate together, the presence of these magnificent creatures in our  waters.

Dolphin sighting at St John's Island was shared on 13 Aug 2017

Dolphin sighting at St John's Island was shared again on 23 Aug 2017

Sea turtles too!

In August, NParks reported sightings of sea turtles hatching and laying at East Coast Park! Sea turtles hatched at East Coast Park on 17 Aug 2017

A video of the sea turtle hatchlings

Turtle hatchlings sighted at East Coast Park: NParks Channel NewsAsia 17 Aug 17;

NParks also shared about a mother sea turtle who laid eggs at East Coast Park on 23 Aug 2017

Clutch of 141 eggs laid by critically endangered turtle moved to safer location: NParks 
Audrey Tan Straits Times 24 Aug 17;

Adult sea turtles are also seen in our waters elsewhere. Like this one off Terumbu Semakau seen on 23 Aug 2017

Signs of dugongs!

During a survey of Changi on 21 Aug 2017, we saw dugong feeding trails in the seagrass meadows. We saw this too on our last survey here in Jun 2016.
Dugong feeding trail in seagrass meadows, Changi Aug 2017
We also saw dugong feeding trails at Cyrene on our survey there on 12 Aug 2017.
Dugong feeding trail in seagrass meadows, Cyrene Reef, Aug 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.

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