30 rare Chinese white dolphins leap out of sea in southern China

NewsflarePublished: August 8, 2018
Published: August 8, 2018

A team of researchers in China filmed the moment they came across 30 rare white dolphins leaping out of the sea.

Video captured by a marine mammal research team off the coast of southern China’s Dongfang City on Monday (August 6) shows white dolphins leaping out of the sea one-by-one.

White dolphins are a protected species in China and are sometimes referred to as the "giant panda of the seas."

On its website, the wildlife conservation charity WWF writes: "In recent years, the Chinese white dolphin has been facing a number of threats: overfishing, water pollution and heavy marine traffic, along with coastal development.

"These threats have had a major and cumulative impact on the population for years. It is necessary to take a proactive approach in order to conserve the remaining population of the species before it’s too late."

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