Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Paper published on Taiwan pink dolphins

The year-round presence of the Taiwan pink dolphins along the western Taiwan coast has been disputed over the years as a tactic against efforts to stop coastal development and its negative impact on the dolphins. A paper titled Evidence for year-round occurrence of the eastern Taiwan Strait Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in the waters of western Taiwan by John Y. Wang & Shih Chu Yang has been published in the respected journal Marine Mammal Science. This paper clearly provides evidence that the Taiwan pink dolphins are present in the inshore waters of western Taiwan throughout the year. This paper is a valuable contribution to the conservation efforts to protect these unique dolphins and our thanks to researchers John Wang and Sichu Yang of FormosaCetus for their continued dedication in helping us understand these unique dolphins better.