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Dolphin survey in Odisha stalled for bad weather

BHUBANESWAR:(ONT Bureaue:22/1/17) Tidal and turbulent weather in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary affected sighting and enumeration of dolphins as the annual survey, conducted by the Forest and Environment Department, kicked off across coastal divisions of the State on Friday.
Last year, strong tidal conditions had led to abandonment of the census operation in Bhitarkanika. Though the conditions were better this time, tidal conditions affected sightings at many places.
Sources said dolphins were sighted at about four stretches whereas in others, no sighting was possible. In Gahirmatha, Irrawaddy dolphins were sighted by the enumeration teams whereas at Khola, about four dolphins could be sighted by the teams.
Similarly, the census teams spotted more than 50 dolphins in the stretch between Babubali and Chhinchini mouths. Along Chhinchini mouth-Agarnashi stretch, the teams sighted about 100 dolphins.

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