There’s no doubt that dolphins are one of the most loved marine animals in the world. You may think that these beloved dolphins are only sighted around the waters of Bali or Australia. However, do you know that people have sighted dolphins in Singapore? Right in our own backyard!

There have been at least 50 sightings reported to the National University of Singapore’s Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) in 2012. More than 169 dolphins were also spotted between 2008 and 2011. Species such as the Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin or pink dolphin are commonly found in Singapore’s congested southern waters. Dolphins in Singapore? Just wow!

Here are some places where you can catch a glimpse of these lovely wild dolphins in Singapore.

1. Between St John’s And Lazarus Islands

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Image credit: Straits Times

Dolphins in Singapore are spotted most frequently between St John‘s and Lazarus Islands, south of Sentosa. These wild dolphins often generate excitement on social media. The waters are calm during monsoon rains. Fishes at the nearby coral reefs attract these wild dolphins to the area for food and rest.

2. Sisters’ Islands Marine Park

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Image credit: wildshores.blogspot.sg

Another spot to view lovely dolphins in Singapore is at Sisters Island Marine Park. Recently, in early August 2016, Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins were spotted near the area. Being located in close proximity to one of the world’s busiest ports, the Marine Park provides a safe place for marine animals to feed and rest.

3. Between Brani Island and Sentosa

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Image credit: wildshores.blogspot.sg

On 18 June 2016, 4 to 6 dolphins were spotted between Sentosa and Brani Island. Due to their small dorsal fins and slight pink colour, these wild dolphins in Singapore are believed to be the Indo-Pacific humpbacked (also known as pink dolphin) species. Having been sighted twice by a passer-by, one can assume that the pod of dolphins have taken up residence in Singapore’s waters!

4. East Coast Park

Credit: Scoopnest.com
Credit: Scoopnest.com

Live dolphins weren’t exactly spotted in East Coast Park waters. However, a carcass of an Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin was found along the beach in July this year.

Similarly, in 2014, a “large boulder” which turned out to be a 1.8m-long dead dolphin was discovered by a family at East Coast Park. This unusual sight led to many theories of how the carcass got swept onto the beach. It still remains a mystery today.

Surprisingly, sightings of wild dolphins in Singapore waters are not uncommon. Dolphin sightings may be intermittent, but it sure is an adventure to explore Singapore’s shores and look out for them Let us know in the comments below if you spot any dolphins or other interesting marine animals in Singapore!

Also, read Singapore’s 63 Islands. Here Are 6 Islands You Can Visit To Get Away From The Crowd!

 
 
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