river dolphin

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river dolphin

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Noun1.river dolphin - any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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162 million plan to develop Dolphin Rescue Centres along the Indus River to save Pakistan's blind Indus Dolphin, the second most endangered freshwater dolphin species in the world.
The latest Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Expedition (YFDE2012) revealed that at the end of 2012, there were only approximately 1,040 individuals remaining (Mei et al.
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The 66-year-old managed to capture several images of the elusive freshwater dolphin before it disappeared back into the water along with a friend.
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Despite an unconfirmed possible sighting in August of the Chinese freshwater dolphin known as Baiji, this species best known for its distinct long nose and high pitched whistle is now believed to be functionally extinct, meaning that it is unlikely to be able to reproduce in any significant numbers to save the species, and that it is only a matter of time before these dolphins have completely disappeared from the face of the Earth, never to be seen again.
A Chinese freshwater dolphin has been declared extinct after desperate efforts to rescue it came too late.
The factors that led to the baiji's demise--including pollution, heavy ship traffic, and over-fishing--continue to threaten the world's five remaining species of freshwater dolphin, three of which live in Asia and all of which are critically endangered.
The baiji was one of five freshwater dolphin species endemic to Asia.
The Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Expedition 2006 was led by the Switzerland-based baiji.