Chilika Lake Current Affairs, GK & News

Cyclone Burevi: Key Facts

The cyclone Burevi, named by Maldives, hit the Karaikal coast of Tamil Nadu 7 days after cyclone Nivar. This is the third cyclone formed within the last 10 days in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea put together. Why is Cyclone Burevi not as strong as Cyclone Nivar? As the new cyclone Burevi comes ..

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Otters in Chilika Lake

The spotting of the Eurasian Otter in Chilika Lake for the first time is being seen as a sign of success of the strong conservation efforts. Eurasian Otter: It is a semi-aquatic mammal that is classified as a near threatened species by IUCN. It is one of the most widely distributed otter species, found in ..

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Dolphins in Gahirmatha

The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins in Odisha’s Gahirmatha are migrating out of the region. Reasons being given are climate change, illegal fishing practice and unfavourable weather. Where is Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary? Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Odisha. It is located in the Bhitarkanika National Park. The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins ..

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Report says Dolphins of Odisha’s Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has halved

The Forest Department of the Odisha State Government conducted a census at Chilika lake to count the number of dolphins at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha. The Sanctuary is a part of Bhitarkanika National Park of Odisha. The report was released in February 24, 2020. Highlights According to the report, the dolphin count came down ..

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146 Irrawaddy Dolphins sighted during Dolphin Census in Chilika Lake

On Sunday, 19th January 2020, Odisha forest department officials, Chilika Development Authority (CDA) along with wildlife experts and researchers undertook the Dolphin Census in the Chilka Lake in Odisha and sighted 146 Irrawady dolphins. The estimated range of the population of the dolphins was 133-172 as the population of the aquatic mammal species last year ..

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