Status and distribution of the endangered Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) in the Brahmaputra River

A population assessment survey of the endangered Ganges river dolphin was made between February and Apil 2005 in the Brahmaputra River starting from Assam-Arunachal border to the India-Bangladesh border. One hundred and ninety seven dolphins were recorded in the entire 856 km river stretch with an encounter rate of 0.23 dolphins per km.

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