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The South Asian River Dolphin is the group term for 2 subspecies of endangered and ‘blind’ dolphins in parts of Asia.

Ganges Subspecies Of The South Asian River Dolphin

Ganges Subspecies Of The South Asian River Dolphin (Photo: NOAA, Public Domain)

The South Asian River Dolphin refers to two variants of dolphins; the Ganges River dolphin and the Indus River dolphin.

Both dolphins are freshwater, or river, cetaceans typically found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan and split into two subspecies. As their names imply, the Ganges river dolphin is

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If you eat dolphin meat there are a few facts you need to know right away.

A Plate Of Dolphin Meat And Potatoes

A Plate Of Dolphin Meat And Potatoes. This Is A Traditional Meal On The Faroe Islands. (Photo: Arne List. cc by-sa 3.0)

Dolphin Meat is flesh obtained from the body of a dolphin and in some parts of the world you can find it on display for sale in supermarkets and through meat distributors for human consumption.

The meat is dense and a very dark shade of red: So dark that it appears black. People who eat it may consume it raw or cooked usually garnished with onions and garlic. Others choose to cut it into bite-sized chunks and fry it or simmer it with sauce and vegetables. When cooked, those who

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What is the actual conservation status of the Yangtze River Dolphin today?

The Yangtze River Dolphin

The Yangtze River Dolphin Or Baiji

The Yangtze River Dolphin is also known as the Baiji Dolphin and it’s the rarest of fresh water cetaceans. This is a very unique dolphin species indeed, only found in China’s Yangtze River.

About The Yangtze River Dolphin.

The scientific name for this mammal is Lipotes VexilliferLipotes means “left behind”, while Vexillifer means “flag bearer.” Interestingly, this dolphin is also nicknamed “Goddess of the Yangtze” as local fishermen and boatmen regarded it as the Goddess of protection.

Other common names for the Baiji include: Chinese river dolphin, whitefin dolphin and the Yangtze dolphin.

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Did you know that dolphins could walk on land millions of years ago? Well, read these dolphin facts to find out more.

A Dolphin At Sea: Amazing Dolphin Facts

Though Dolphins Are Now Confined To Water, They Walked On Land Once.

Dolphins are one of the most fun to watch and well-known sea mammals today. Especially species like the common bottlenose dolphin.

We all know the usual facts about these animals: for example, their remarkable intelligence, and friendliness to humans. But, there’s still a whole lot of information that dolphin lovers would be interested in knowing. In this post, we’ve gathered some of the most amazing and entertaining dolphin facts for you so do read on to find out more.

25 Amazing Dolphin Facts

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