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Songkhla dolphins facing relocation

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The last group of 15 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Songkhla Lake in Songkhla province may have to be relocated to a new habitat if water quality and the environment in the lake does not improve, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) says. 

DMCR marine biologist Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong on Monday said the dolphins were being threatened by fishing gear, water pollution, insufficient food supplies and inbreeding.

If these risks are not addressed, the dolphins are expected to disappear from the lake within five years, he said.

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