School of thought.
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
Some dolphins live close to the shore, where they regularly encounter humans. This is affecting their numbers.
Globally, a quarter of whale and dolphin species are endangered. Though South African dolphin populations are generally in good heath, the humpback dolphin is cause for concern.
Bridget Susan James
Indian Ocean humpback dolphins, which live close to the shore, need protection. The total population is estimated to be just 10,000, with fewer than 1,000 of them off the coast of South Africa.
The Thames whale: a rather lost northern bottlenose.
It didn't turn out well for the whale who went to Westminster, but others have made a happy home in British waters.
Chinese dolphins: sadly, not in the pink.
These unusual and endangered creatures now face a new threat.
Loggerhead turtle populations are facing a brighter future, but many other species are still in decline, while for others there are no data at all.
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The Great Barrier Reef is home to some 1,600 species of bony fish, 130 sharks and rays, and turtles, mammals and more. Most have had no population monitoring, meaning we don't know how well they are faring.
A right sponger.
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