Posts Tagged ‘irrawaddy dolphin’
See all species Irrawaddy dolphins look just like baby beluga whales, only with dorsal fins, but they are not closely related. Irrawaddy dolphins are characterful and have unusually expressive faces. They can spit spouts of water from their mouths into the air. They seem to do this unusual behaviour when socialising and fishing. Other names:…Read More
Are the Irrawaddy dolphins in Burma holding steady or are they headed for extinction?
In Burma, Irrawaddy dolphins have generally been revered by local people in addition to providing direct economic benefits to cast-net fishermen through their role in a human-dolphin cooperative fishery. As with other dolphins who live in such close proximity to humans there are several threats to their survival however, in Burma there is concern that…Read More
Time is running out on Thailand’s dolphin clock
The Irrawaddy dolphin is a wonderful and unique species of dolphin with several different populations, and sub-populations, displaying their own particular fondness for a specific kind of habitat. Unfortunately, it is this preference that is contributing to their decline, some faster than others. One of these sub-populations lives in Songkhla Lake in the south of…Read More