Dunkirk the wild dolphin is released!

YES! Singapore got wild dolphins! 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.
‎Fortunately, on 10 Apr, the dolphin (nicknamed Dunkirk) was released from its entanglements! Bravo to ACRES and all who helped.



Story of Dunkrik the Dolphin

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.


According to media articles, "The rescue team managed to remove the object from the dolphin, and found it to be fish net weighing a total of eight kilograms. The net had fishing weights attached to it as well."
More in media articles about Dunkirk the Dolphin and media article about its release.

Wild dolphins in Singapore

Dolphins are regularly sighted in Singapore waters. Although not all are reported or recorded. Here's some recent sightings of our wild dolphins ...

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


What kind of dolphin?

There are many different kinds of marine mammals that live in Singapore waters. Here's more on how to tell them apart...



Links to MORE information

More about Singapore's wild dolphins and recent sightings on the wildsingapore fact sheet.

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