Two-week old dolphin calf spotted in Mekong

A dolphin calf, about two weeks old, was spotted on Sunday in one of the Mekong River’s deep pools in Kratie province by the research team of the Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), who confirmed the sixth calf recorded this year.

Ouk Vibol, Director of Fisheries Conservation Department of Ministry of Agriculture said yesterday that the discovery of the calf was exciting news, as the Fisheries Administration and WWF has worked with authorities to strengthen the protection of the dolphins.

“We continue to strengthen the implementation of fisheries laws and dolphin conservation measures throughout the entire dolphin sanctuary along the Mekong River from Kratie to Stung Treng,” he said.

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