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Rare dolphin deaths down on last year

Rare dolphin deaths down on last year

Three endangered Irrawaddy dolphins have died so far this year in Cambodia from unspecified causes, officials said Wednesday. Touch Seang Tana, chairman of Cambodia’s Commission to Conserve Mekong River Dolphins and Develop Ecotourism, said the death rate was was down slightly compared to the same period last year, which saw four reported dolphin deaths. He added that the deaths had been offset by at least six newborn dolphins, and estimated the total population to be between 150 and 160.

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