Monday, 6 September 2010

Rare dolphins make Negros Occidental coastal waters their home

About 30 to 40 Irrawaddy dolphins, one of the world's rarest and most threatened species, have been spotted in the coastal waters of Negros Occidental province in Western Visayas.

According to the Visayan Daily Star news site, the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) are found mostly in Bago City and Pulupandan town in Negros Occidental.

Dr. Louella Dolar heads a team of scientists who are determining the actual size of the dolphin population, how far they roam in the area, and the significance of the Negros coastal waters to the dolphins.

Irrawaddy dolphins are found mainly in the Indo-Pacific region. They are coastal animals and they prefer brackish, shallow and protected waters, Dolar explained.

Read the full story HERE...