indian Ocean Humpback dolphin

This dolphin is found between Southern Africa and western Indochina. They mostly like to be in waters just 20m deep, which unfortunately puts them in close contact with humans, and our pollution means that a large number of calves and juveniles do not survive to adulthood. Other than this, noise pollution and other disturbances are common. They mostly survive on coastal fish and crustations.

They are relatively small, growing to 2.9m.

One of the largest populations lie in the waters of the UAE.

The population is reducing over time, and it is listed as endangered.

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