Incredibly Rare Irrawaddy Dolphins Found In Indonesian Waters (10 Pics)

Back in 2012, and for the first time, Irrawaddy dolphins were spotted in West Kalimantan, a part of Indonesian Borneo which is well known for its rich wildlife and dense tropical forests. Also known as orcaella brevirostris, the rare dolphins were found during a study in by WWF-Indonesia and the Regional Office for Marine, Coastal & Resources Management Pontianak (BPSPL).

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"The presence of Irrawaddy dolphins in West Kalimantan waters was previously unknown, so we are excited with the results of this preliminary study and hope this will help reveal information on the population and distribution of this unique species." Albertus Tjiu, WWF-Indonesia's Conservation Biologist, and one of the study's leading scientists.