Scientists Studying Dolphins in Bangladesh Find the Bay of Bengal a Realm of Evolutionary Change

Genetic research on Indo-Pacific bottlenose and humpback dolphins finds animals distinct from neighboring populations. Extreme oceanographic features in the Bay of Bengal creates conditions for evolutionary isolation needed for differentiation.

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Last updated on 16 December 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Indian Ocean
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Bycatch
Species: 
Sousa chinensis
Tursiops aduncus
Species group: 
Marine mammals