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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 ..



More than 1, 100 mutilated dolphins washed up on French beaches

More than 1, 100 mutilated dolphins were found on the shores of Atlantic Ocean. They were not only dead but were badly mutilated. Some had their fins cut off. Industrial fishing is the main cause behind the death due to mutilation. The fishermen often cut body parts of the suffocated dolphins to preserve the nets. ..


The first organised census of Indus Dolphins to be carried out in Punjab

The first organised census of Indus Dolphins will be carried out by the Punjab government along with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -India for the conservation of Indus dolphins, which are one of the world’s rarest mammals. This is India’s first organized Dolphin Census, which will be completed within a span of five years. The main ..


Irrawaddy Dolphins

Irrawaddy dolphin is an oceanic dolphin that lives in brackish water near the coasts or mouths of the rivers and even in the estuaries in South and Southeast Asia. They are characterised by slaty blue to slaty gray colour while the underparts are relatively pale. It has a typical bulging forehead and short beak. They ..


Ganges River Dolphins

Indian Government has notified the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) as India’s National Aquatic Animal. It is also known as Susu because of the sound it produces when breathing. Population and Distribution The Total population of Ganges River Dolphin is estimated to be around 2000 and they inhabit the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna and Karnaphuli-Sangu river systems ..