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This time the dolphin weighed around 5 mounds said, Kamrul Islam Sarkar, a senior fisheries officer in Savar upazila.

He said the dolphin recovered on Sunday was a Ganges Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) according to a researcher from Jahangirnagar University.

“These dolphins had sanctuary in Padma and Jamuna River in Bangladesh but in the last 10-15 years this species was not heard to be spotted in this region” said Kamrul Islam.

He said they are trying to identify the species of the dolphin found on Monday. Experts are also trying to determine the cause of their deaths.

The government incorporated a punishment of maximum five-year jail or highest Tk 500,000 fine for repeated killings of dolphins in the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act.

On 19 October, the government approved the "Dolphin Conservation Action Plan” to protect the habitat of dolphins in Bangladesh.

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