Dolphin census in Odisha coast on Feb 12

CHILIKA: The forest and environment department of Odisha government has decided to begin dolphin census along the Odisha coast and in Chilika Lake on February 12.

Sources said forest department officials will conduct the dolphin census from Udaypur coast in Balasore district to Patsonpur coast in Ganjam district.Dolphin census in Odisha coast on Feb 12

Varieties of dolphins like Bottlenose, Humpback, Irrawaddy and Gangetic are found along the Odisha coast. Chilika is famous for the Irrawaddy dolphins.

Officials of the forest divisions in Balasore, Bhadrak, Rajnagar, Puri, Chilika and Berhampur will take part in the dolphin census.

Besides, animal census in all the sanctuaries of the state will be conducted between February 5 and 10.