Chilika Lake Largest Habitat of Irrawaddy Dolphins Globally

The Chilika lake in Odisha has emerged as the single largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins in the world with the spotting of 155 such animals, according to the Chilika Development Authority (CDA).

The first ever ‘Annual Monitoring’ was conducted by the CDA to count the number of the marine mammals and to study the hydrological impacts of removal of pen culture (locally known as gherries).

Source- DD News 
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Canara Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest coastal lagoon in the world.
  • Chief Executive of Chilika Development Authority is Susanta Nanda.
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