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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Yangtze River Dolphin Is Extinct

Scientists have declared the Yangtze river dolphin (known as the baiji) extinct after an intensive survey failed to find evidence of a single animal in the waterway.

The extinction is being blamed on pollution, shipping and over-fishing and it's the first large vertebrate species obliterated by human activity for 50 years and the first ever cetacean (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). Link


Comments

Lo

the official response: "And boy, was it tasty!"

Marsha

It was declared extinct in December of last year....

and No... it was not eaten.

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