Environment | VOL. 8, ISSUE 46, January-February 2008 |

Dolphins at Harike Spotting the rare Indus species

December 2007 saw the confirmed splashing of several beautiful dolphins. Mothers with their enrapturing calves, adult males on their lonesome quest for food and mate and juveniles swishing the murky waters till darkness descended. A stretch of 60 km from Harike Lake Notch to Karmowala Village and back to Harike Lake Notch, covering different channels were surveyed. The River Sutlej was found to be visibly polluted - low flow, heavy growth of water hyacinth, dark – an unsuitable habitat for...

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