Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dead Dolphins

The Baiji Dolphin

The rare baiji dolphin which lives exclusively in the Yangtze, China's longest river, is believed to have gone extinct because of pollution.

A group of Chinese and foreign conservationists said they did not spot a single animal after 26 days on the river.

The last verified sighting of the fresh water dolphin species was in 2004.

That makes me so depressed that I am on the verge of tears. All gone. All gone. Thanks to the (literally) bloody Greap Leap Forward, and the Three Gorges Damned. 

(Photo and text courtesly of Al-Jazeera.)