Orcella Fluminalis from Anatomical and zoological researches.
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Image ID: SIL-39088004361275_0097
Original Caption: Orcella Fluminalis, Andr.
If you’re going fishing off the coasts of the Bay of Bengal in Southeast Asia, think about recruiting the help of this dolphin. It is an Irrawaddy Dolphin, and it’s known for helping fishermen by driving fish into their nets—for a cut of the catch, of course!. With its round head, it doesn’t look like the typical dolphin, but it is. It’s a funny and smart one, too. When it isn’t helping out local fisherman, it likes to play around by squirting water out of its mouth like a water gun. It also enjoys taking in the view. About every two minutes, the Irrawaddy Dolphin regularly comes to the surface for air, and when it does, it will often take a look around at its above-water surroundings. Sadly, living so close to the surface and near humans has its drawbacks. The Irrawaddy Dolphin is threatened with extinction due to the pollution of its habitat and harmful fishing practices.