The team researching the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins has spotted a newborn baby in Kratie province’s Sambor district, according to the Fisheries Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation.
The department reported on March 7 that the calf was spotted by the research team and WWF Cambodia. They are conducting research and gathering data on the number of Mekong dolphins. The baby was seen swimming with eight adult dolphins in the Koh Phdao deep pool in Sambor district.
The researchers estimated the new calf was only about one-day-old. Every single newborn calf is important for the survival of the small Mekong dolphin population.