Ganges dolphins and Indus dolphins
Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Platanistidae
Genus : Platanista
Animals in the genus Platanista
|Ganges river dolphin|
Facts about the genus Platanista, the Ganges dolphins and Indus dolphins
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HOTEL PLATANISTA is rewarded every year for the last seven years by TUI and THOMSON HOLIDAYS ! (Full text)
The hotel Platanista is situated in Psalidi, Kos 200m from the beach & 2Km from Kos center.
Designed to recreate the look of a castleâ€š the family-run Platanista is highly respected for its consistent high standardsâ€š excellent value for money and caring staff.
(4 Star) Platanista Hotel In a quiet position only 200 meters from the Platanista Beach, Platanista is an A'class seasonal hotel, designed to recreate the look of a castle, . (Full text)
In a quiet position only 200 meters from the Platanista Beach, Platanista is an A'class seasonal hotel, designed to recreate the look of a castle, . (Full text)
Loss of vision (Platanista is totally blind) has been compensated by an extremely efficient sonar system which enables the dolphins: to locate and identify even minute objects.
Different interpretations of structure arise because, anatomically, Platanista is one of the most peculiar mammals (43). (Full text)
River dolphins are also found in other countries like Brazil, Vietnam, India, and Korea, but the unique feature of the Indus Dolphins is that they are blind, owing to which these are also called the blind dolphins.
htm SUKKUR, March 15: The very survival of approximately 500 Indus Dolphins is endangered by the prevailing water shortage in River Indus these days. (Full text)
Their habitat is mostly situated near Karachi, and the main problem they face, as do the Indus Dolphins, is from pollution. (Full text)
About: Indus dolphins are mammals, not fish.
M Alam Azaad Blind Indus Dolphins are the very rare, beautiful and innocent, but
The largest number of Indus dolphins are found in the river between Guddu and Sukkur barrages. (Full text)
Your Name Required Your Email Address Required Friend's Email Address Required Remember Me Saves your name and e-mail address on this computer Message Maximum 300 characters Send Email Please Save Blind Indus Dolphins Blind Indus Dolphins are the very rare,beautiful,innocent but unfortunate species counting their last days in this brutal world,where in the race of survival they are becoming the"Losers".
News 06/07/2004Blind dolphins face extinctionIndus dolphins are small grey-brown dolphins that live in the Indus River in Pakistan.
Blind Indus Dolphins are the very rare,beautiful,innocent but unfortunate species counting their last days in this brutal world,where in the race of survival they are becoming the"Losers". (Full text)
Management Constraints At least 50 Indus dolphins are estimated to have been taken from between Sukkur and Guddu each year (Pilleri and Zbinden, 1973-1974) but poaching is now under control (Pilleri and Bhatti, 1978; Bhatti and Pilleri, 1982).
Several other species, including the blue whale, fin whale, sei whale, Northern Hemisphere right whales, and the Ganges and Indus dolphins, are listed as "endangered.
In comparison to the oceanic whale, Indus dolphins are slow swimmers, but can move in rapid spurts when they need to.