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Global distribution
Chinese white dolphins prefer to stay in subtropical estuaries where salt and fresh water mix, including the northern coast of Australia, the India ocean coast of Africa, the pacific coast of southeast of Asia




Distribution in China
Chinese white dolphins mainly inhabit in the southeastern coast in China, with the higher reaches of the Yangtse River estuary, extending south to estuaries in Zhejiang, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong and Guangxi province while it may enter rivers sometimes. Pearl River estuary is one of the most important and densely populated habitats for Chinese white dolphins in China.


Distribution in Pearl River Estuary
The dolphins mainly range in waters between Inner Lingding Island and Guishan Island in the Pearl River estuary.