Dead river dolphin washes ashore Karnaphuli river bank
A dead river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) washed ashore Karnaphuli river bank along Hamidchor area of the port city today.
Locals spotted the river dolphin around 1:30pm, reports our correspondent.
The dolphin, which locals present at the scene believe was a juvenile, washed ashore at Hamidchor area, according to Iqbal Hossain, who was present at the scene.
He estimates the dolphin is about 2.5 feet long and weighs around 30 kgs.
Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury, Chattogram's divisional forest officer (wildlife and nature conservation), told The Daily Star that they are looking into the incident.
Dolphin deaths in the Karnaphuli and Halda Rivers have become a common occurrence, owing to habitat degradation, use of mechanised boats, fishing nets, and industrial pollution.