Funding Research on Chinese White Dolphin Conservation
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, commonly known as the Chinese white dolphin, has an enlarged
dorsal hump at mid-back on which a small, falcate dorsal fin sits, hence the name. The colour of Chinese white dolphin has great variations depending on their geographical
location. In Chinese waters, their colour changes with age: newborns are dark
grey, then eventually morphing to white or pink as they grow up. Some adults may
retain grey spots.
In recent years, the awareness of Chinese white dolphin conservation has risen and more attention has been given to local conservation work. Major threats that they are facing include: fishing net entanglement, habitat loss and disturbance, and pollution.