31 January 2007

Say it Ain't So

Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer)

The Baiji, also known as the Chinese River Dolphin or the Yangtze River Dolphin, may already be extinct. I don't know what else to say. I'm sitting here, slightly stunned, and hoping that the expedition, which searched for six weeks and found no dolphins, might have missed a few. Enough that the population could still survive. I guess all I can do is keep hoping, and keep working. This might be old news to some who have been following this species closely, but I have just started to learn about this species.

Read articles here or in Wikipedia.

Donate to the EDGE project to try to locate and save any remaining Baiji.

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