01 February, 2008

The Baiji Yangtze Dolphin

Is it extinct? Most likely it is. The small, beautiful graceful, shy Baiji Yangtze Dolphin is one of five species of freshwater river dolphin; if it is extinct, it is due to human activity. It was reportedly sighted last in 2007, but, most experts do not believe any of the dolphins still exist. With 12% of the world's population living along the River Yangtze and the present ongoing hyper industrial activity by and on the river, more species there could face the same predicament as the River's Baiji dolphin.
More on The Baiji Yangtze Dolphin: Baiji.org, Science Ray, Sharkfriends, Earthocean, NOAA, Animal Info, WDCS, ScienceDaily, Nature, TIME, WildLifeWarriors, National Geographic, New Scientist, WWF
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