Irrawaddy dolphin death in Thailand’s Songkhla Lake underscores conservation needs

Irrawaddy dolphin death in Thailand’s Songkhla Lake underscores conservation needs

The recent death of a critically endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin in southern Thailand’s Songkhla Lake has brought the plight of the waterbody’s tiny remaining population into stark focus. As few as 14 of the dolphins, Orcaella brevirostris, are thought to survive in the lake amid a slew of threats ranging from entanglement in fishing gear […]

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10 Common Practices in Maintaining Lagoon Biodiversity

10 Common Practices in Maintaining Lagoon Biodiversity

Here’s a fact: 13% of the world’s coastlines are lagoons. Because of that, they present one of the highest biological productivities in marine life. Teeming with species, they provide homes for fish gliding through rippling seagrass, birds skimming the glittering surface, dolphins spinning joyously, ancient sea turtles returning to their nest, and many tiny creatures […]

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