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Pink Dolphins Spotted in Kampot Strait: A Rare Sight

Kampot: An astonishing sight unfolded in the saltwater Strait of Kampot province as approximately 15 to 20 pink dolphins were spotted swimming.

Sar Sorin, Director of the Kampot Provincial Fisheries Administration, confirmed to EAC that these majestic pink dolphins have been sighted in the Prek Tnaot, Trapeang Lpou, and Changhon fishing communities within Prek Tnaot commune, Bokor city, Kampot province.

According to Sar Sorin, these enchanting creatures tend to make appearances during the tranquil moments of the day, mainly between 6 am and 3 pm, while foraging and swimming. Although precise statistics on the number of pink dolphins in Cambodia remain elusive, the joint efforts of the Kampot Provincial Fisheries Administration and the Cambodian Marine Conservation Organization (MCC) have identified a population of approximately 15 to 20 pink dolphins, all of which are believed to be around 20 years old.

In light of this remarkable discovery, Sorin encouraged people, especially fishermen, to actively engage in the conservation and protection of pink dolphins, ensuring their continued presence in Cambodia. These pink dolphins have become a significant tourist attraction in Kampot, drawing visitors from near and far.

Notably, the pink dolphin is recognized as a rare and endangered species, earning its place on the IUCN Red List. While commonly found in various regions across Southeast Asia, their presence in Cambodia's Kampot Strait adds a unique and captivating dimension to the area's natural beauty.

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