Khurda: The annual dolphin census began in Chilika Lake today. The counting is being carried out by 18 teams comprising 109 members engaged in the enumeration.
To ensure smooth conduct of the drive, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has stopped plying of motorised boats in the lake.
The census, led by the Balunga Wildlife Department, will run from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The annual census is carried out in the lake as well as the 480-km long Odisha coast.