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In 2009, nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and the adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said.
Prior to this study – which the Wildlife Conservation Society news release said used rigorous scientific techniques – the largest known populations of Irrawaddy dolphins numbered in the low hundreds or less.
The news release did not say when the study was conducted but Bangladeshi researchers in the team said it was launched in 2004.