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Tue 08 Feb 2005

Dolphins off Pulau Senang, 4th January 2005

Category : marine

The pleasure of the first record of dolphins in Singapore waters in 2005 has been provided by a group from the NUS Marine Lab out on a dive trip in the southern islands of Singapore on 4th January 2005.

With them was Fran Saborido-Rey, a visiting researcher from Spain, who shot a 30 seconds video with his digital camera from the deck of The Mudskipper, the boat of the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS. [Link - 18.5MB avi file]

They watched several dolphins break the surface repeatedly. A smaller, shorter (13 seconds) clip, is provided here as a 7.7MB mov file.

To get a good look at the dorsal surface of the dolphins, it would be better to right-click and download the video to your desktop. Increase the size by double when you view it with a video player such as the free QuickTime Player (this is available for Windows as well).

The second sighting of a pod of dolphins in 2005 was reported earlier by Lim Swee Cheng, off St. John's Island, on 1st February 2005.

Thanks to Fran Saborido Rey for generously providing the video to the NUS Marine Lab, to Peter Todd for alerting me to this and for copying the video for me, Elsie Wong for the field trip date, Loh Tse-Lynn for the location and Dionne an November for corrections.

Posted at 12:18PM SGT by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news