Part of: Prelims and GS III – Environment
Context: The dolphin population along Odisha’s coast and in its waterbodies has increased but the number of Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilika lake has fallen.
- 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 It is largest coastal lagoon or brackish water lake in India and Asia and second largest lagoon in the world
News Source: TH