Pacific white-sided dolphins
Are pacific white-sided dolphins becoming extinct?
No. Although their actual numbers are difficult to estimate, some of the
latest studies say that there are at least 30,000 just in the western north pacific
ocean, and 100s of thousands in their total population. The Pacific White Sided
Dolphins or "Lags" as they are commonly called, are hunted by Japanese coastal
fishermen in East China, and Japan seas, and are also taken accidentally in the
North Pacific purse seine fishery.
Tom F Ihde
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Update: June 2012