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146 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS SIGHTED IN ODISHA’S CHILIKA

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  • India’s largest brackish water lake is home to their highest single lagoon population in the world
  • The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) is elated that the direct sighting of 146 dolphins meant that its population in the lake would stabilise well above 150
  • The total population of these aquatic mammals in the world is estimated to be less than 7,500. Of these, more than 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins have been reported from Bangladesh
  • The water-spread area of Chilika varies between 1,165 to 900 sq. km. during the monsoon and summer respectively, making it the largest brackish water lake in the country
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