Sunday, 13 May 2018

River dolphins are declining steeply in the Amazon basin



At current rates, boto and tucuxi populations are halving about every decade

Date: May 2, 2018
Source: PLOS

Populations of freshwater dolphins in the Amazon basin are in steep decline, dropping by half about every decade at current rates, according to a study published May 2, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Vera da Silva from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazĂ´nia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, and colleagues.


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