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Handout undated picture of a La Plata dolphin . The long-beaked La... News PhotoAnimal,Aquatic Mammal,Brazil,Environmental Issues,Horizontal,Nature,Rio de JaneiroPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPHandout undated picture of a La Plata dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei). The long-beaked La Plata River dolphin, a small species living in South America's Atlantic coastal waters, is increasingly threatened with extinction from big-net fishing, Brazilian researchers warn. At last 1,000 of these dolphins die every year near the coast of (Brazil's) Rio Grande do Sul,' scientist Emanuel Carvalho Ferreira told AFP . AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read --/AFP/Getty Images)