New death of Mekong River dolphin


Dolphins of Irrawaddy river aren't actually river dolphins but oceanic dolphins who make brackish water their home. They are closely related to the orcas (killer whale) which are also in the oceanic dolphin family. These dolphins are now endangered species which dies from gold mining,electrofishing, and being trapped in gillnets.

Yesterday, a sad story of an Irrawaddy dolphin happened in north eastern part of Cambodia. The dolphin was found dead in a fishing net. It is said that the 27 year old dolphin swam out of the protected zone looking for food.

People living near the river are sympathetic to dolphins. They said that dolphins are very helpful because they drive fish into their nets in exchange of few fish for a meal. However, sometimes the death of these creatures just like humans is inevitable.

The complete report can be found  HERE.

4 comments:

Bobi said...

This is so sad! I had no idea that these dolphins existed!

nightblastz said...

Really sad Bobi. Actually even dolphins of the Atlantic sometimes die in a fishing net.

Steroids UK said...

am i imagining it or is that dolphin smiling, photshop perhaps ?

nightblastz said...

Nope..they really look like that.

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