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Irrawaddy River

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The Irrawaddy or, officially, Ayeyarwady River (Burmese: ဧရာဝတီမြစ်; MLCTS: erawa.ti mrac, pronounced [ʔèjàwədì mjɪʔ], also spelt Ayeyarwaddy, eventually from Indic revatī "abounding in riches") is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. Originating from the confluence of the N'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Its drainage basin of about 404,200 square kilometres (156,100 sq mi) covers a large part of Myanmar. After Rudyard Kipling's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay'.
As early as the sixth century, the river was used for trade and transport. Having developed an extensive network of irrigation canals, the river became important to the British Empire after it had colonized Burma. The river is still as vital today, as a considerable amount of (export) goods and traffic moves by river. Rice is produced in the Irrawaddy Delta, irrigated by water from the river.
In 2007, Myanmar's military dictatorship signed an agreement for the construction of seven hydroelectric dams, yielding a total 13,360 MW, in the N'mai and Mali Rivers, including the 3600 MW Myitsone Dam at the confluence of both rivers. Environmental organisations have raised concerns about the ecological impacts on the river's biodiverse ecosystems. Animals potentially impacted include the threatened Irrawaddy dolphin and the Ganges shark, endangered species.
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Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy River

River in Myanmar

  • Desc: The Irrawaddy or, officially, Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrawaddy_River
  • Type: Thing, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Place
  • Result Score: 700.00
Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations

Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations

Battle

  • Desc: The Battle of Pakokku and Irrawaddy River operations were a series of battles fought between the British Indian Army and the Imperial Japanese Army and allied forces over the successful Allied Burma Campaign on the China Burma India Theater during World War II.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 222.52

Irrawaddy river shark

Shark

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 141.48
Ganges shark

Ganges shark

Shark

  • Desc: The Ganges shark is a critically endangered species of requiem shark found in the Ganges River and the Brahmaputra River of Bangladesh and India.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 141.38
Salween River

Salween River

River in Asia

  • Desc: The Salween, known in China as the Nu River, is a river about 2,815 kilometres long that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salween_River
  • Type: Thing, RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Place
  • Result Score: 57.88
River dolphin

River dolphin

Animal

  • Desc: River dolphins are a polyphyletic group of fully aquatic mammals that reside exclusively in freshwater or brackish water. They are an informal grouping of dolphins, which itself is a paraphyletic group within the infraorder Cetacea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_dolphin
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 47.75
Centroscymnus

Centroscymnus

Shark

Irrawaddy dolphin

Irrawaddy dolphin

Animal

  • Desc: The Irrawaddy dolphin is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrawaddy_dolphin
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 43.20
Japanese wobbegong

Japanese wobbegong

Shark

  • Desc: The Japanese wobbegong is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae of the wobbegong family, found in the tropical western Pacific Ocean from Japan and Korea to Viet Nam and the Philippines, between latitudes 43 and 6°N. It reaches a length of 1 m.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_wobbegong
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 41.18
Starspotted smooth-hound

Starspotted smooth-hound

Shark

  • Desc: The starspotted smooth-hound is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found in east Asia and in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 45° N and 10° S, from the surface to a depth of 360 m. The reproduction of this shark is Ovoviviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starspotted_smooth-hound
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 38.59
Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

River in Thailand

Japanese spurdog

Japanese spurdog

Fish

  • Desc: The Japanese spurdog is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae. It is found in the western Pacific Ocean – southeastern Japan and the East China Sea, including the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and the Arafura Sea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spurdog
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 37.49

Cirrhoscyllium

Fish

Dwarf gulper shark

Dwarf gulper shark

Shark

  • Desc: The dwarf gulper shark is a dogfish of the family Centrophoridae found in the Indo-West Pacific oceans, from the Gulf of Aden, Japan, Taiwan, and northern Papua New Guinea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_gulper_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 37.29
Galapagos bullhead shark

Galapagos bullhead shark

Shark

  • Desc: The Galapagos bullhead shark, Heterodontus quoyi, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae found in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean between latitudes 0° to 10°S, at depths between 3 and 40 m. It can reach a length of 1.07 m. The reproduction of this bullhead shark is oviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galapagos_bullhead_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 33.98
Short-tail nurse shark

Short-tail nurse shark

Shark

Cirrhigaleus

Cirrhigaleus

Shark

Notorynchus

Notorynchus

Shark

Sliteye shark

Sliteye shark

Shark

  • Desc: The sliteye shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus. It is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific between latitudes 34° N and 30° S, from depths of 7 to 100 m.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliteye_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 32.82
Pakokku Bridge

Pakokku Bridge

Bridge in Thit Htaunt, Myanmar (Burma)

  • Desc: Pakokku Bridge is a rail and road bridge across the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar's Pakokku town. The main bridge is 3.4 km long with the motorway measuring 4 km and the railroad measuring 6.17 km.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakokku_Bridge
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place, Bridge
  • Result Score: 32.70
Whitespotted smooth-hound

Whitespotted smooth-hound

Fish

  • Desc: The whitespotted smooth-hound is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the southeast Atlantic from Namibia around South Africa, between latitudes 17° S and 36° S, from the surface to a depth of 440 m.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitespotted_smooth-hound
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 32.67
Lantern sharks

Lantern sharks

Shark

  • Desc: The Etmopteridae are a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes, commonly known as lantern sharks. Their name comes from the presence of light-producing photophores on their bodies.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etmopteridae
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 31.88
Saddle carpetshark

Saddle carpetshark

Shark

  • Desc: The saddle carpetshark is a carpet shark of the family Parascylliidae found around Japan, between latitudes 35°N and 24°N, at depths between 250 and 290 m. The saddle carpetshark is known to grow up to 49 cm in length, and it is an oviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle_carpetshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 31.64
Straight-tooth weasel shark

Straight-tooth weasel shark

Shark

  • Desc: The straight-tooth weasel shark, Paragaleus tengi, is a weasel shark of the family Hemigaleidae, found in the tropical western Pacific Ocean. It can reach a length of 88 cm. The reproduction of this shark is viviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-tooth_weasel_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 31.52
Whitetip weasel shark

Whitetip weasel shark

Shark

  • Desc: The whitetip weasel shark, Paragaleus leucolomatus, is a weasel shark of the family Hemigaleidae. Only one specimen, caught off Kosi Bay, South Africa, has been caught. That specimen was 96 cm long. The reproduction of this shark is viviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitetip_weasel_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 30.78
Speckled carpetshark

Speckled carpetshark

Shark

  • Desc: The speckled carpetshark, Hemiscyllium trispeculare, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around north and west Australia between latitudes 8° S and 22° S, and longitude 114° E and 152° E.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speckled_carpetshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 30.25
Fringefin lanternshark

Fringefin lanternshark

Shark

Knifetooth dogfish

Knifetooth dogfish

Shark

  • Desc: The knifetooth dogfish, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58°N and 15°N, at depths of between 200 and 1,600 m.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knifetooth_dogfish
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 29.82
Grey smooth-hound

Grey smooth-hound

Fish

  • Desc: The gray smooth-hound is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the subtropical eastern Pacific, from northern California to the Gulf of California, between latitudes 40° N and 23° N, to a depth of 46 m.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_smooth-hound
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 29.37

Papuan epaulette shark

Shark

  • Desc: The Papuans epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium hallstromi, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around southern Papua New Guinea, between latitudes 7° S and 10° S, and longitude 144° E and 146° E. Its length is up to 75 cm. Reproduction is oviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papuan_epaulette_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 28.68
Parascylliidae

Parascylliidae

Shark

  • Desc: The Parascylliidae, or collared carpet sharks, are a family of sharks only found in shallow waters of the western Pacific. They are relatively small sharks, with the largest species reaching no more than 91 cm in adult length.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parascylliidae
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 28.36
African lanternshark

African lanternshark

Shark

  • Desc: The African lanternshark is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the eastern Atlantic between latitudes 12°N and 18°S, at depths between 300 and 1,000 m. Its length is up to 30 cm. Reproduction is ovoviviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_lanternshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.94
Blackbelly lanternshark

Blackbelly lanternshark

Shark

  • Desc: The blackbelly lanternshark or lucifer shark, Etmopterus lucifer, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae, found around the world in tropical to temperate seas, at depths between 150 to 1,250 meters. Its length is up to 47 centimeters.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbelly_lanternshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.82
Longnose spurdog

Longnose spurdog

Shark

  • Desc: The longnose spurdog is a dogfish shark of the genus Squalus, found over continental shelves in all oceans, at depths of between 15 and 800 metres. They reach one metre in length.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longnose_spurdog
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.79
Thorny lanternshark

Thorny lanternshark

Shark

  • Desc: The thorny lanternshark is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 0° and 31°S, at depths between 200 and 500 m. Its length is up to 27 cm. Reproduction is ovoviviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorny_lanternshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.60
Pink lanternshark

Pink lanternshark

Shark

  • Desc: The pink lanternshark is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found around Australia and New Caledonia, at depths of between 110 and 880 m. Its length is up to 41 cm. Reproduction is ovoviviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_lanternshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.59

Irrawaddy River

Town in Myanmar

  • Desc: Minhla is a town in Thayet District, Magway Region, of central Myanmar, on the right bank of the Irrawaddy. It is the administrative seat of Minhla Township.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minhla,_Magway
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 27.54
Barbelthroat carpetshark

Barbelthroat carpetshark

Fish

  • Desc: The barbelthroat carpetshark is a carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae found in the South China Sea between Luzon in the Philippines and China, between latitudes 23°N and 10°N, at depths between 180 and 190 m. Its length is up to 34 cm. Reproduction is oviparous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbelthroat_carpetshark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.31
Sharptooth smooth-hound

Sharptooth smooth-hound

Fish

  • Desc: The sharptooth smooth-hound is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the tropical eastern Pacific from southern Mexico to Peru between latitudes 20°N and 5°S. Its length is up to 64 cm.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharptooth_smooth-hound
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.27
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