Posts Tagged ‘indo-pacific humpback dolphin’
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin
See all species A distinct sub-species, the Taiwanese humpback dolphin lives only in the coastal waters of western Taiwan. They are listed as Critically Endangered and there are thought to be fewer than 50 individuals remaining. Male Female Calf Maximum length 2.8m 2.6m 1m Maximum weight 280kg Unknown Unknown IUCN conservation status: Vulnerable Taiwanese sub-species:…Read More
A sad day for a dolphin from Hong Kong
As most people are aware, the past few weeks have been touch and go for an injured Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (since named “Hope”) residing in the waters off of Hong Kong Island. The dolphin was spotted with serious cuts to its tail that some thought were inhibiting its natural behaviour and were unlikely to heal…Read More
Update on the injured dolphin in Hong Kong.
In a follow-up to the news that a seriously injured Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin has been seen swimming in Hong Kong waters, WDC interviewed Dr. Samuel Hung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society to get his views and opinions on the status of this individual dolphin. What do you think happened to the dolphin…Read More
Hong Kong dolphin found with horrific injuries!
A seriously injured dolphin has been spotted swimming in the waters off Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The individual is thought to have been struck by the propellor of an outboard engine and the resulting injuries are painful even to look at let alone for the dolphin itself. Deep gashes run the length of the dolphin’s…Read More
Is this the final nail in the coffin?
If I were to ask you what you considered to be an iconic species of whale or dolphin what would your answer be? Much I’m sure would depend on where you live, what you’ve read and what your own experiences are. Some perhaps would say the mighty blue whale, the largest creature ever to have…Read More
New species of humpback dolphin discovered in Australia
After more than 10 years of scientific collaboration, researchers in Australia have found evidence that there are in fact four species of humpback dolphin as opposed to the previously considered two – although the idea of there being three species has long been considered. The four species identified in the humpback (Sousa) genus are –…Read More
Pollution threatens future of white dolphins in China
Researchers in China are growing increasingly concerned about levels of pollution threatening the survival of Chinese white dolphins. Marine biologists at the Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in southern China’s Guangdong province claim that the species will drop by 74% in the next 60 years because of the amount of heavy metals, such as mercury and…Read More