Marine Life Park visitors get 1st glimpse of dolphins

A child looks on at Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins from the viewing panel within S.E.A. Aquarium.

SINGAPORE - Visitors to the Resorts World Sentosa's (RWS) Southeast Asia Aquarium (S.E.A Aquarium) on Monday had a first glimpse of the 24 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins through a viewing gallery, the integrated resort said on its blog. 

It is the first time the dolphins are unveiled to the public since the park's opening in Nov 2012.

This was possible due to the removal of hoarding covering the two viewing panels of dolphin habitat at the S.E.A aquarium.

However, AsiaOne understands that the park's largest and final enclosure, Dolphin Island - where there will be dolphin interaction programmes - is not officially opened yet.

RWS also made news on Monday for holding two records in the Guiness World Records book. One being the world's largest aquarium, and the other is the world's largest acrylic panel, which measures 36m by 8.3m. It also weighs more than 250,000kg.

S.E.A. Aquarium is currently home to more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species, housed in 42.8 million litres of water. Comprising 10 zones with 49 habitats, the Aquarium is the dry experience at the Resort's second anchor attraction - Marine Life Park, and will eventually be home to more than 100,000 marine animals, including hammerhead sharks and bottlenose dolphins.

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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