I’d never seen dolphins like these before. They are stunning!
The Irrawaddy dolphin is one of the ocean’s most intelligent and distinctive-looking creatures.
They were discovered in 2012 as part of a study conducted by WWF-Indonesia and the Regional Office for Marine, Coastal, and Resource Management Pontianak in West Kalimantan, a province on Indonesia’s Borneo island (BPSPL).
Kalimantan is famous for its diverse wildlife and dense rainforests, which are home to a variety of rare flora and fauna.
Irrawaddy dolphins, also known as orcaella brevirostris, are a species of rare dolphin that was discovered recently. The researchers are pleased with their preliminary findings and hope that they will aid in the discovery of information about the population and distribution of this rare species.
WWF-Indonesia Conservation Biologist Albertus Tjiu is a pioneer in Irrawaddy dolphin research. The study demonstrates the biodiversity of Kalimantan waters, as well as the importance of protecting dolphin habitats beginning at the origins of rivers in Central Borneo.
According to the IUCN, there are approximately 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins worldwide, with the majority living in the coastal waters of Bangladesh. The remainder are dispersed throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia’s northeastern coast, where they are classified as [critically endangered].
Irrawaddy dolphins appear to enjoy spitting water in their friends’ faces, swimming back, and flaunting their neck fat. Hopefully, this lovely creature will have a better habitat and be able to multiply!
That is incredible, absolutely stunning! We hope that these wonderful mammals are well-protected.