Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Chinese white dolphin

Sousa chinensis


Visibility in the water low. Nearby, large mangrove forests could be seen. Probably one or more river mouths in the proximity.


The animals where seen on a dolphin tour. Unfortunately the animals where attracted by feeding while producing simultaneously loud knocking noises. So that the dolphins would learn to connect the knocking with food. Feeding wild life animals will eventually lead to disturbances in the ecosystem by shifting balances, also the fed animals may loose a significant amount of their ability to survive disturbances in their habitat.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Oh my, that doesn't sound too good. I can imagine it was still amazing but it would be preferable not to attract the animals in that way as it ultimately can endanger them. That kind of information would be useful to put in the notes and habitat sections of a spotting to give viewers more context on what they are seeing. Thanks!

PhilippMontazem 6 years ago

Yes! Totally, but i have to say, that i was sitting in one of several tourist boats where the guides attracted the dolphins with extensive feeding and producing loud noises (knocking) additionally to the motors noise. In my eyes the dolphin tours can improve a lot regarding the ecosystem friendliness. But still, i was amazed!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

How exciting to see these aquatic mammals up close!

Spotted by

จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand

Spotted on May 8, 2014
Submitted on Jun 20, 2014

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Gnu Azul Giraffe Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin Indian humpback dolphin

Nearby Spottings

White Trumpet tree Channeled Apple Snail Eggs Club Tailed Dragonfly Dragonfly
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors