Sink or swim: Irrawaddy dolphins 'on the brink' in South
Overfishing, development and inbreeding are killing off the critically endangered species in Songkhla Lake _ one of only a handful of freshwater populations of the mammal worldwide
'The dolphins killed by fishing nets can be easily identified because of the wounds on the their bodies," Santi Ninwat says.
CASUALTY OF CARELESSNESS: Left, the carcass of an Irrawaddy dolphin is recovered from Songkhla Lake after it became trapped in a fisherman’s net.
A marine biologist at the Southern Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre, Mr Santi has been studying the Irrawaddy dolphin population in Songkhla Lake since 2007.
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