February 7, 2013. More dozen dolphins Irrawaddy were found dead in the sea off the east coast of Thailand in the past month. The death of marine mammals, experts say, was caused by a sudden lack of oxygen. Some of them were trapped in a fishing net sea trawlers.
A team of U.S. scientists from the University of San Francisco conducts research in order to protect these rare creatures and believes that local authorities must take urgent action to stop the ongoing destruction of Irrawaddy dolphins.
The number of endangered dolphins in the Gulf of Thailand is growing steadily. After the death of dozens of dolphins in the Gulf before, others may be on the verge of extinction, if they can not find more safe haven elsewhere.
So far, about 7000 Irrawaddy dolphins registered throughout the world, mainly in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh, in the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea.
Brackish waters of the Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia, also known as the habitat of these dolphins.