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A freshwater dolphin found only in China is now "likely to be extinct", a team of scientists has concluded.
The researchers failed to spot any Yangtze river dolphins, also known as baijis, during an extensive six-week survey of the mammals' habitat.
The team, writing in Biology Letters journal, blamed unregulated fishing as the main reason behind their demise.
If confirmed, it would be the first extinction of a large vertebrate for over 50 years.
Originally posted by subz
As an aside, has any one else sensed the mass wave of anti-China news articles lately? If its not a mass product recall of Chinese goods, or tainted Chinese food stuff its the ChiComs causing the "extinction" of a species of the perennially anthropomorphic dolphin!