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The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin is protected at the highest level in China, but its numbers are dwindling fast. In Hong Kong, where the species is affectionately known as the Chinese white dolphin, only 37 individuals remain. Their struggle for survival pits them against massive development projects and fishing vessels because dolphins use sonar - not sight - for survival. How can we mitigate the cacophony in Asia’s oceans to help keep vulnerable species like the Chinese white dolphin safe from harm?
Sarah Yip, Eco Cheung Chau
Doris Woo, WWF Hong Kong
Dr. Zheng Ruiqiang, ChinaBlue Sustainability Institute (formerly Shantou University)
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Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Stella Chen
Producer: Bonnie Au
Associate producers: Stella Chen, WuYufei
Audio Editor: Avery Choi
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
Music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):
True Blue Sky, Town Market and Taoudella
Layered reef sound - credit Tim Gordon, University of Exeter
Dolphin soundscape: Mr. Paul Hodgson from Oceanway Corporation Ltd. and WWF HK