Survey Raises Hope for India’s Irrawaddy Dolphins
"We have done a lot of things for the dolphins and our activities are now showing results."
- Sudarshan Panda, Chilika Development Authority head
Chilika Lagoon, India - Hope is rising the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin can be saved in India after a survey showed more of the animals than before in a vast, brackish lagoon in the east of the country.
... Fears of their imminent disappearance appear to have diminished after a 2007 survey showed 135 of the little-known species of short-beaked dolphins in Chilika.