In Pakistan, killing 12 dolphins


1.02.11.V Pakistan's Indus river basin killed 12 Gangetic dolphins, which for unclear reasons stranded, news agencies reported.

According to the preliminary version, the incident was the pollution of the river Indus toxic waste. In fact the incident a criminal case.

Gangetic dolphin, or susuk — a mammal that belongs to the suborder of toothed whales and is one of the river dolphins. The length of one individual reaches 2-2.5 m Weight adult animal is 70-90 kg, with representatives of the female is larger male. Gangetic dolphins are found in slow-flowing rivers of India and Pakistan — the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and Hugli. These animals are almost completely blind, and never go to sea. Population has only 450-600 individuals, and is under threat of extinction.


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