“Extinct” River Dolphin Spotted in China – Kevin Holden Platt

From National Geographic News:

A team of marine-life scholars led by Wang Ding, a scientist at China’s Institute of Hydrobiology, examined digital video footage recently taken along the eastern section of the Yangtze River. The video provides evidence of the survival of the baiji, or whitefin dolphin, the team confirmed.

Now experts at the institute are studying the feasibility of transporting the survivors to a natural preserve in a Noah’s Ark-like operation, said Wang, one of China’s leading authorities on the nearly decimated species. [Full Text]

August 31, 2007 8:33 PM
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