Monday, August 13, 2007

Bad news for awkward-looking aquatic mammals

The Chinese Yangtze river dolphin has been declared extinct, making it the first large vertebrate to die off in half a century. Who would've guessed this guy might have a hard time adapting to human fishing activity:

Seriously, though, it's a blow to those of us who like our large aquatic populations bio-diverse. (via Mark Maynard)

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