30 rare Chinese white dolphins leap out of sea in southern China

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Published on August 8, 2018 - Duration: 00:33s

30 rare Chinese white dolphins leap out of sea in southern China

A team of researchers in China filmed the moment they came across 30 rare white dolphins leaping out of the sea.

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30 rare Chinese white dolphins leap out of sea in southern China

A team of researchers in China filmed the moment they came across 30 rare white dolphins leaping out of the sea.

Video captured by a marine mammal research team off the coast of southern Chinaโ€™s Dongfang City on Monday (August 6) shows white dolphins leaping out of the sea one-by-one.

White dolphins are a protected species in China and are sometimes referred to as the "giant panda of the seas." On its website, the wildlife conservation charity WWF writes: "In recent years, the Chinese white dolphin has been facing a number of threats: overfishing, water pollution and heavy marine traffic, along with coastal development.

"These threats have had a major and cumulative impact on the population for years.

It is necessary to take a proactive approach in order to conserve the remaining population of the species before itโ€™s too late."

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