Like the Baiji before it, the Chinese Paddlefish appears to be on the brink of extinction, if it has not already slipped over the edge.
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A little under a year ago, I blogged that the Baiji, or Yangtzi River Dolphin was extinct. Well, I’m extremely happy to report that we may have been a little premature in writing them off. The BBC is now reporting that earlier this month, a Chinese fisherman saw and filmed what was most likely a… Read more »
AP is reporting that after a depressingly rapid decline, the Baiji, or White Dolphin, of the Yangtze River has succumbed to a combination of overfishing, habitat destruction and heavy river traffic (which interfered with the animal’s sonar.) The report is not unexpected (Baiji have been on the brink for years now,) but it is a… Read more »