Are there Dolphins living in freshwater? | WHALEZONE.TV S03 E04

By 24/05/2020WHALEZONE.TV

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog! In this episode, our MSc in Oceanography Marylou explains what are the Dolphin species living in freshwater.


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1) Pink River Dolphins Of The Amazon Rainforest’s Hunting Secret | Earth’s Great Rivers – Source: BBC Earth

2) The Tucuxi: A dolphin that likes it sweet or salty. Source: James Wolfe

3) La Plata Dolphin – Source: YAQU PACHA (Organization for the Conservation of South American Aquatic Mammals)

4) Pink River Dolphins | Untamed Americas – Source: National Geographic


About Marylou

Marylou is a Marine Biologist and Master in Oceanography. She is one of our Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Science Education at TERRA AZUL. Originally from France, she studied in Canada and Belgium and loves being out to sea to share her knowledge with you.

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