Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Another dead dolphin recovered from Halda River

Another dead dolphin was found floating in the Halda river in Chattogram on Thursday morning.

The decomposed body of the seven feet long dolphin weighing 60 kg was recovered from near Ajimer Ghat area in Raozan upazila, said Abdus Samad Shikder, Raozan Upazila Nirbahi officer

With this, three dead dolphins have been recovered from Halda in a week, he said.

Earlier on Wednesday noon, another dead dolphin came floating near the same area with a part of it head injured.

On July 14, another eight feet long dolphin carcass weighing 120 kgs was recovered from Burisorta canal connected with the Halda River.

“From September, 2017, a total of 38 dead dolphins have been recovered from Halda river till date. Along with the two recovered from Karnaphuli River the total number stands at 40,” said Dr Manjurul Kibria,  Professor of Zoology department in Chattogram University and coordinator of Halda Research Center.

He said according to a research conducted in 2020, there were 127 dolphins in the country. “If effective steps are not taken to conserve them soon there will be no Dolphin in Halda  in future,” he added.