December 17, 2006

12/18 -  Shame for China:  The white-fin river dolphin of the Yangtze goes extinct

The white-fin dolphin that inhabited China's Yangtze River for 20 million years is gone.  No more.  Adios.  Into the Extinct Species Hall of Fame.    

There could still be one or two surviving, but with the Yangtze becoming one big oxygen-depleted dead zone, the odds are slim.

Posted by Randy Olson at December 17, 2006 11:13 PM