Pink dolphins have long lived in the urban waters around the islands and in the harbor of Hong Kong, where they have earned a symbolic place in the city’s history and culture. However, there is rising concern among scientists that these rare dolphins will disappear from the bustling waters unless more is done to preserve them.
Increasing habitat loss, noise pollution, and other threats have had a severe impact on the numbers of these pink dolphins, also known as Chinese white dolphins, in the last decade.
The ongoing construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge through the dolphins’ territory may put additional stress on them, conservationists warn.
Chinese white dolphins are born gray but become pink as they grow older. (See dolphin