Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Dolphin rescued from shallow waters

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) experts on Sunday rescued a dolphin trapped in shallow waters in the Budhabalanga river.

The female dolphin was put in a specially made container and taken in a truck to Panchaputali, 22 km downstream of the river, where it was released in the deep waters, Debrabrata Swain, field director, Similipal Tiger Project, told PTI here.

The dolphin, measuring 5.3 feet and weighing 100 kg, was in the breeding mould.

Swain said it was not uncommon to find Gangetic dolphins in rivers. In fact, two dolphins had been sighted for the first time in Budhabalanga river at Kudimunda a few days ago.

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