So how can we help?
By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. If you can, try and invest in reusables such as a reusable water bottle, a to-go cup and a tote bag. Another great way of reducing ocean pollution is to swap your household cleaning products for environmentally-friendly alternatives. The chemicals from these products get washed down drains and into waterways which can be toxic for wildlife.
On a broader scale, OPCFHK also funded the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute in 2020/21 to investigate the seasonal distribution pattern and habitat utilisation of the neighbor species –narrow-ridged finless porpoise; thus formulate an effective population protection strategy and habitat management system.
OPCFHK hopes that this article has enhanced your understanding of dolphins and the many threats they face, hence to be motivated to make small changes in your daily life to help protect the species!