In Vietnam, these dolphins are seen as sacred, and fisherman will release trapped individuals from their nets. They have also been known to drive fish into nets, although this is possibly accidental.
Body length: 2.1-2.6m, Weight: 90-150kg.
Irrawaddy dolphins are a light colour, with a large melon and an indistinct beak. They have a small, blunt dorsal fin and large flippers.
Irrawaddy dolphins live around Indonesia, northern Australia, and southeast Asia, in coastal regions and large rivers.
They feed on fish.
Irrawaddy dolphins live in groups of 2-10.
They are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 IUCN Red List.