Dolphin numbers are declining in Odisha
These aquatic mammals are considered to be an endangered species.
Dolphin numbers have declined in Odisha.
The census published by the forest and environment department on February 14 shows that the number has declined from 469 to 259 within a year.
Gahirmatha in Odisha has the largest dolphin population.
Last year 307 dolphins were spotted there. There are only 126 this year.
Odisha has 3 species of dolphins: Irrawaddy, the Bottle Nose, and the Humpback.
Dolphins are considered to be an endangered species all over the world.
Researchers suspect migration and think climate change and bad weather are to blame.