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Rare Dolphins make Negros coastal water their home

by on Oct.23, 2010, under General

30 to 40 Irrawaddy dolphins, one of the world’s rarest and most threatened species that have been spotted in the coastal waters in Negros Occidental province in western Visayas. The Irrawaddy dolphins are found mostly in Bago City and Pulunpandan town in Negros Occidental. The team of scientists who are determining the actual size of the dolphin population, how far they roam in the area and the significance of the Negros coastal waters to the dolphins. Irrawaddy dolphins are found mainly in the Indo-Pacific region they are coastal animals and they prefer brackish, shallow and protected waters. The Irrawaddy population declined drastically in recent years because the dolphin’s habitat overlaps with areas used by the people. A population of these dolphins was found near Guimaras Island.

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