• Marine experts said that though the sightings are not unusual, the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins are rarely seen in Mumbai waters because of the silt.
  • The Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins are known to live close to the coast.
  • But we don’t find them in Mumbai waters due to very high turbidity.
  • The sightings reported over the past few weeks may be because of the reduced turbidity during winter
  • Residential and commercial development, transportation and service corridors and pollution are some of the threats to the species.
  • For many countries and regions throughout their range, Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins are extremely poorly known, and although many threats exist, there have been very few effective conservation actions.