Tourists can watch Dolphins springing out in the Chilika Lake of Odhisa,an eastern state of India while taking a boat ride. Chilika Lake is about 70 km long and about 32 km wide.
Chilika is the largest salt water lagoon in Asia. Chilka gets direct water from Mahanadi river.The
maximum depth of this lake 132 meters.In
India, the Irrawaddy dolphins are only found in Chilika. According to a survey two years ago,the number of Irrawaddy dolphin in Chilika Lagoon-135.This includes 115 adults,15 sub adults and 5 calves.The
marginal increase has been possible due to active co-operation from local fishermen.
According to Chilika Development Authority and other organisations, awareness programs help a lot in this regard. Chilika Development Authorities strict guidelines to attach propeller guards in tourists’ boats to prevent injuries to dolphins.Local fishermen and boatmen also realize that it is important to protect Dolphins for their livelihood.