About the Project
Understanding that it is not sufficient to study 'Singapore's marine mammals' or 'Indonesia's dolphins' or 'Malaysia's dugong' since these animals migrate across territorial boundaries such that 'our's' today is 'our neighbour's' tomorrow, we launched the South East Asia Wild Marine Mammal Survey (SEAWiMMS), a research project funded by Underwater World Singapore. SEAWiMMS aims to monitor the marine mammal population in South East Asia (about 30 different species) through a volunteer network and reporting system as well.
Species around South East Asia
It is established that 29 cetacean species and 1 sirenian species could be spotted in South East Asia. Click here for the sighting map.
The Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
The Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
The Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
The Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei)
The Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai)
The Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
The Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
The Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)
The Dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima)
The Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
The Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)
The Longman's beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus)
The Killer whale (Orcinus orca)
The Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
The False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
The Pygymy killer whale (Feresa attenuata)
The Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra)
The Rough-toothed whale (Steno bredanensis)
The Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
The Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
The Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata)
The Dwarf spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris roseiventris)
The Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
The Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)
The Fraser's dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis)
The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris)
The Finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)
The Dugong Dugong dugon
Learn more about the types of behaviour exhibited by marine mammals.
Please Help us Report Sightings
We invite you to be part of this exciting research. Tell us if you spot a marine mammmal. There are several ways to report a sighting:
You CAN make a difference!
If you would like to volunteer for SEAWiMMS, please reigster with us by clicking here.