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A newly described species of dolphin, the Australian humpback dolphin, was just named a few days ago, and it’s already under threat.
Human fear of sharks, which has let to shark nets being set around coastal areas, has caused the accidental capture of the newly identified dolphin.

According to a paper published in the journal Marine Mammal Science, the dolphins wind up as by-catch “in shark nets set around beaches to protect bathers.” Fisheries also pose a threat, as do habitat loss and degradation from coastal development, pollution and climate change. Read more

discoverynews:

A newly described species of dolphin, the Australian humpback dolphin, was just named a few days ago, and it’s already under threat.

Human fear of sharks, which has let to shark nets being set around coastal areas, has caused the accidental capture of the newly identified dolphin.

According to a paper published in the journal Marine Mammal Science, the dolphins wind up as by-catch “in shark nets set around beaches to protect bathers.” Fisheries also pose a threat, as do habitat loss and degradation from coastal development, pollution and climate change. Read more