The first of its kind in Asia - Underwater World's new Dolphin Lagoon at
the Central Beach houses the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins, commonly
known as pink dolphins for its coat of "bubbly" pink. Built at a
cost of approximately S$3 million, the Dolphin Lagoon was specially
constructed to simulate a natural environment similar to their original
habitat. Containing approximately 30 million litres of filtered natural
seawater, the lagoon has an undulating sandy bottom to provide the dolphins
with a variety of water depths and is surrounded by lovely white beaches
lined with palm trees.
At the "Meet-the Dolphin" sessions, visitors are able to watch
the dolphins perform their natural behaviours such as spy-hop,
tail-flapping, vocalisations etc. Some visitors will also be allowed to wade
into shallow waters, under the guidance of staff from the Underwater World,
to touch and feed these wonderful and highly intelligent animals.