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Industrialization caused rare China dolphin to possibly be extinct

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posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 02:45 PM
The rapid decline of this extremely rare white dolphin -'baiji' -(indiginous to the Yangtze river in China) may have been last seen in 1997. At that time, there were only 13 dolphins recorded.

The dolphin was a victim of devastating pollution, illegal fishing and heavy cargo traffic on the Yangtze, Wang said.

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Many species are being totally irradicated off the face of the planet due to mans' negligence to the environment.

By the time you will have read this posters' OP, there will have been a few more species around the world, that will have dissapeared forever.

This is an unfortunate event indeed.

posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 03:11 PM
The baiji is listed as #1 on the World's Rarest Mammals List

Mankind has been taking from nature for so long without ever seeing future reprecussions.

This attitude of greed and complacency will be the legacy we pass on to our descendents.

One day, somewhere on the (not too distant) timeline, the only way our childrens' children will be able to see or hear animals will be in picture books and movies.

Hopefully, this will never come to this. If proper recourse isn't taken NOW, this all too alarming event will be actuality.

posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 09:25 PM
Discussed in this earllier thread.


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