Whale and Dolpins!

The karachi waters are no doubt a haven for marine life. We’ve long heard of the bottle nosed dolphins which populate the indus river, recently however, it was discovered that the sind/balochistan waters are home to a larger variety of marine life than previously thought.

Led by an expert from the United Kingdom, a Pakistani research team has for the first time identified and recorded the presence of 12 species of marine dolphins and whales in the Sindh-Balochistan waters. The identified species include five dolphin species, one porpoise species, two species of the toothed whale and four species of the baleen whale

I would definitely love a chance to see them up close and personal, before some natural / man made disaster strikes them out of here.

14 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    goood news !!!
    i hope i can also get a glimpse of them.


  2. fAr stAr (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    about a month or so ago i went for fishing in the sea, and i spotted some dolphins, but nobody believed me as they all thought there aint any dolphins here. no i can proudly say that i discovered them before the researching team :)


  3. fAr stAr (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:42 am

    correction: no i can proudly say that….


  4. fAr stAr (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:42 am

    correction: now i can proudly say that….


  5. verysmart (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    hey dolphins are always there, I have spotted atleast on two ocassions while my fishing trips.

    At one ocassion I saw three dolphins jumping right besides our boat. But i never knew that we have 12 species of dolphins.. wow.

    Whales.. man that is good. I still remember watching the corpse of one Baby Whale washed at Sea view where the Emaar construction is happening currently.


  6. morality cop (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    doll-fins wow

    but do dolls have fins, never seen any on their bodies.


  7. GI Joe (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    People say there was a time (back in the 70’s & early 80’s) when you could see dolphins inside Karachi harbour.

    Then the water turned black and all sea life died.


  8. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    Thats true, if we take a boat ride from Kemari towards churna island and mubarak village early morning dolphins can be spotted, am not sure of species but yes from my days of TV Series Flipper I can surely say those few we saw are from dolphin family and if we stop the boat and start throwing some food like pets they gather around and play.


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 2:16 pm
  10. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

    @Gi JOe: thank GOD u didnt say that ppl saw them inside KARACHI :D


  11. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 12:43 am

    so another Sea World , San Antonio Style? Comming up ?


  12. ali-en (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 3:13 am

    Really saddens me when I hear that raw sewage and degenerate commercial exploitation is putting these beautiful creatures’ future in jeopardy.


  13. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:35 am

    Sweat!!
    Love Dolphins.. They taste great (just kidding)
    It seems fun to swim with Dolphins. I never did but watched people having fun with them. I snorkled in Hawaii but never in deep ocean if one cares :)


  14. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 7:04 am

    I meant to say sweet not sweat, sorry just woke up from a nap :)



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