Apr 23, 2012
Julia

Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)

Did you know?

That along the coast of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, humpback dolphins are killed in shark nets, which is considered at an unsustainable rate? Set nets to protect swimmers and surfers kill marine mammals of more than 50 species.

The Chinese White Dolphin has a maximum length of 2.8 m and weighing about 285 kg. It has a sturdy body with a prominent forehead and a long thin snout. The color is very variable, but basically it’s gray. The ventral and lower jaw are often colored. Adults of western Indonesia have a hump in which there is a small triangular dorsal fin. Individuals originating in eastern Indonesia lack this crest.

 

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