Fresh water whales and dolphins

From: Nancy Stevick (Nancy.Stevick@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 16:13:41 EST


On 2 February 2000, Deon wrote:

>Why do whales and dolphins live in salt water instead of fresh
>water? From, Deon Schmalholz
>
Dear Deon,

Actually, there are dolphins that live in fresh water. These dolphins are
some of the most endangered marine mammals in the world because of the
destruction of their environment, hunting pressures and accidental catches
in fishing gear. To find our more about these fresh water dolphins, check
out these web sites.

http://www.savethewhales.org/riverdol.html

http://whales.magna.com.au/NEWS/chinadolph2.html
http://www.geobop.com/Mammals/Cetacea/Platanistidae/

Cheers,
Nancy Stevick



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sat Aug 04 2001 - 10:40:12 EDT