Dec 16, 2006

Chinese River Dolphin Extinct

After much speculation and uncertainty, an expedition searching China has confirmed that the Baiji River Dolphin is functionally extinct. The last formal census of the species confirmed a small, but theoretically savable population in the late 90's. This new search has shown that even if a few animals remain alive and undetected, the population as a whole is not diverse or large enough to mount a viable come back.

1 comment:

Peter Bond said...

Hmmm, this is sad...the largest mammal to go extict in our lifetime.

What's next? The tiger?...