Chinese white dolphins frolic in south China’s Leizhou Bay

Nicknamed “giant panda in the sea,” the Chinese white dolphin is under first-class state protection in China.

South China’s Guangdong Province hosts six out of the seven nature reserves established for the conservation of Chinese white dolphins and their habitats.

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

A Chinese white dolphin in the Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

A Chinese white dolphin in the Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP

(Cover: Chinese white dolphins in Leizhou Bay, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, south China, May 16, 2024. /CFP)