Irrawaddy dolphins

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  • April 11, 2022
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Irrawaddy dolphins

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.

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

News Source: TH

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