On the evidence of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris (Owen, 1866) (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Delphinidae) in the Hooghly River, West Bengal, India

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Gargi Roy Chowdhury
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1848-5598
Kanad Roy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7603-7246
Naman Goyal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7565-4303
Ashwin Warudkar
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4323-7545
Rashid Hassnain Raza
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6622-1696
Qamar Qureshi

Abstract

We report the presence and status of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris in the Hooghly River of West Bengal, India.  These observations were made while conducting our field work on the Ganges River Dolphin, which involved vessel-based surveys as well as intensive monitoring from an anchored boat.

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Kanad Roy, Wildlife Institute of India, Post Box #18, Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India.

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