08 April 2018

Singapore got dolphins and sea turtles!

Sadly, the most recent sighting of a dolphin was one that got entangled in a fishing line at Bedok Jetty yesterday (7 Apr 2018).
From media articles about the incident.
‎Happier encounters were with wild sea turtles during the recent survey for coral spawning. And the release of baby sea turtles in Jan 2018.

Update 10 Apr: The dolphin was released from its entanglements! Bravo!

Daniel Sim‎ posted to Nature Society (Singapore) on 7 Apr 2018

This is what happened this morning at ECP bedok jetty. An angler caught the Dolphin with his fishing rod and tried to reel it in. Many people told him to cut his line but he didn’t want to. I called ACRES to come help save the dolphin. The guy finally cut his line and the dolphin slowly swam away. It seems that the hook was caught at the tail with some seaweed on it. Hope it will be able to get rid of the debris from it’s tail and rejoin it’s family soon.

More in media articles about the entangled dolphin, and media articles about its release.

Wild sea turtle at Raffles Lighthouse in Apr 2018

Heng Pei Yan encountered a sea turtle at Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) on 5 Apr 2018

Release of baby sea turtles in Jan 2018

A rescued baby sea turtle was released at the Sisters Islands Marine Park in Jan 2018. Video by NParks.

Media articles about the release on wildsingapore news.

Video by Sentosa

By Bernard Photojournals

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