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Popularity of Watersports Threatens Korea’s Wild Dolphins

Popularity of Watersports Threatens Korea’s Wild Dolphins

JEJU, South Korea, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The illegal poaching of wild dolphins in waters off the coast of Jeju Island may have diminished in the past year thanks to local fisheries and animal rights activists, yet Korea’s wild dolphins are still facing threats, this time, from imprudent watersport activities. The coastal waters of [...]

South Korean Dolphin Population Slowly Recovering

South Korean Dolphin Population Slowly Recovering

JEJU, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins in the seas off Jeju Island is slowly recovering after years of steady decline, thanks to cooperation from the local fishing industry and a drop in poaching.  The National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI) first started monitoring these mammals by distinguishing their physical [...]