Are Pink Dolphins Endangered?
pink dolphins endangered?
There are two
species of dolphins
that are sometimes called pink
The Amazon River Dolphin,
which lives in the Amazon river basin; and
The Chinese White Dolphin,
which lives in the Pearl River, and also in the ocean waters in
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Both are endangered.
species is mainly threatened by pollution and habitat loss.
The Chinese species is threatened by
* busy boat traffic (collisions, noise)
* overfishing and fishing nets
* pollution (sewage, industrial pollutants)
* PCB, DDT and TBT which have entered their food chain
* habitat loss (landfill)