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Dolphins are aquatic mammals; belonging to Order Cetacea. Cetus means a whale or a huge fish. There are around 90 living species in Cetacea divided into two groups. First group comprises toothed animals such as dolphins, killer whales; porpoise; sperm whale; beaked whale, narwhal. The second group comprises the whales which have filter feeder system. ....Read More
Much-awaited National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will soon come up in Patna. Process to set up the research centre has started. Key facts Opening up of the research centre will be a big step towards conservation of endangered Gangetic River dolphin. To set up the research centre, NDRC is coming up on 4,400 square metre ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Every year, India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day is celebrated since 2010. This is because, it was on October 5, the dolphins were declared as National Aquatic Animal. Highlights This year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga launched the following programmes to celebrate Ganga River Dolphin day Dolphin Safaris in ..
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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Bay of Bengal • Bottlenose dolphin • Chilika Lake • Dolphin • Geography of Asia • Irrawaddy dolphin • Irrawaddy River • Maritime Southeast Asia • Oceanic dolphins • Project Dolphin • Southeast Asia • Sundarbans • Water
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 ..