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"Extinct" River Dolphin Spotted in China

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Source: national geographic
A confirmed sighting of a baiji dolphin just months after it was declared "extinct" has prompted scientists to launch an against-all-odds plan to save the last of the rare Chinese river dwellers.
I consider it good news, at least theres still a minor chance to continue the species.
 
Why does it refuse to die?
 
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That's good news. But the cynical side of me still has to spout off about how it's surely a blessing that its been confirmed since as well all know, those scholars would never believe a local fisherman would know the difference between a dolphin and a tuna without footage to back it up.
procreate
 
There have to be more. bring them to the U.S. and put them in a wildlife rehabilitation area. good news.
 
There have to be more. bring them to the U.S. and put them in a wildlife rehabilitation area. good news.

We don't need any more Chinese animals. Its bad enough with the Northern Snake head infiltration and the Chinese Mitten Crab.
 
If it isn't extinct yet, it will be. All, but the toughest of species inhabiting land, sea, or air in the regions of eastern China will become extinct at the rate China is polluting its territory.
 
If it isn't extinct yet, it will be. All, but the toughest of species inhabiting land, sea, or air in the regions of eastern China will become extinct at the rate China is polluting its territory.

True enough, but IIRC, the main cause of the dolphin's decline was bad fishing practices and loss of river habitat. While these are still serious problems, methinks they are easier to tackle than non-point pollution...
 
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