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A study conducted by researchers from five universities in Brazil points to the risk of extinction of porpoises - one of the smallest dolphins in the world - in the country. According to the calculations of experts, on the coast of the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo there are about 2000 of them. The number represents less than half the minimum considered safe - 5,500 animals - to prevent the disappearance from the region.

The estimate was based on fly-overs along the coast. The study also showed that, by the latest available data from ten years ago, 110 porpoises in the region died, mainly because of by-catching.

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