Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 60 Issue 1

Accidental stranding, rescue and release of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) from a natural pool of the Mahi River, Vadodara District, Gujarat, India

Reshma Solanki, Kartik Upadhyay and Raju Vyas

The Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Sousa chinensis is one of the near threatened species enlisted in the IUCN red list category. On 28 December 2015, an Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin was found confined in a natural pool of the Mahi River near Umraya village, Padra Taluka, Vadodara District, Gujarat, India. A rescue was attempted and the dolphin was transported and released successfully at Kavi-Kamboi, Gulf of Khambaht. The release of dolphin appeared successful as it swam in a normal fashion soon after release and further there were no evidences of restranding from any of the nearby sites. 


Indo-pacific humpback dolphin, rescue, release, Mahi River, Padra, Gujarat.

Date : 13-07-2018