Learning from the Baiji’s Demise

A study described at Planet Earth Online reveals unexpected twists in the story of the Yangtze’s baiji river dolphins and their slide into extinction: The dolphin was probably doomed by a combination of legal and illegal...

“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 […]

Dolphin Thought Extinct Spotted in China – Alexa Olsen

Pollution and shipping were thought to have caused China’s native white dolphin to go extinct, but researchers might have found one surviving dolphin. From the News Tribune: A white dolphin native to China’s Yangtze River that scientists declared extinct last year has possibly been spotted swimming in the wild, offering a small shred of hope […]

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