Dolphins spotted in Singapore Strait as Nature Society's Bird Group captures them in action

SINGAPORE - A group of bird watchers caught an exciting sight on Sunday morning - dolphins frolicking in the Singapore Strait.

They were at the Strait for a pelagic bird survey when they came across a small pod of six Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins, the Nature Society's Bird Group wrote on their Facebook page.

They also posted a video of the dolphins seen at 7.20am on Sunday.

 

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The highlight for our pelagic bird survey today was non-avian in nature. We saw a pod of 6 wild Indo-pacific bottlenose...

Posted by Singapore Bird Group on Sunday, May 3, 2015

 

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Further to Francis' posting, here's a short and shaky video of the Bottlenose Dolphins seen this morning at 7.20am.

Posted by Singapore Bird Group on Sunday, May 3, 2015

"We sighted a pod of six dolphins as we were on the lookout for seabirds that skim the water. They migrate around this time across the Singapore Strait," Mr Francis Yap told The Straits Times.

The avid nature photographer, who is a member of the Bird Group's Pelagic Bird Survey team, took the photographs of the dolphins.

This is not the first time they have spotted the dolphins, Mr Yap said.

In the past few years, he has seen them about five times in the 15 trips he took in the Strait, he said.

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins are the two most commonly seen dolphin species in Singapore.

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