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Irrawaddy dolphins 

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  • January 20, 2020
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Irrawaddy dolphins 

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment and GS-III Conservation

In news :

  • Irrawaddy dolphins sighted in Odisha’s Chilika lake
  • India’s largest brackish water lake(Chilika) is home to their highest single lagoon population

From Prelims Point of view

Irrawaddy dolphins:

  • Endangered  — IUCN
  • Living in brackish water near coasts, river mouths and in estuaries in South and Southeast Asia
  • Found in – Ganges, Mekong and Irrawaddy river system

Chilika Lake:

  • Chilika Lake It is largest coastal lagoon or brackish water lake in India and Asia and second largest lagoon in the world 

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