Yangtze Dolphin on Verge of Extinction – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

A team of 30 Chinese and foreign scientists have failed in a 26-day search to find the rare white-fin dolphin in the Yangtze River.

The white-fin dolphin is more endangered than the giant panda due to the pollution and environmental degradation, said Wang Ding, vice director of the hydrobiology institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The last expedition in 1997 located 13 white-fin dolphins, the world’s rarest dolphin, which lives only in China’s longest river, the Yangtze.[Full Text]

December 3, 2006 8:04 PM
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