1 Tahrcountry Musings: Rare dolphin sighted in China

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Rare dolphin sighted in China

Chinese scientists had recently declared that Yangtze River dolphin(Lipotes vexillifer) or baiji was probably extinct. But baiji has been was spotted and filmed by a local man in Anhui Province, eastern China. Scientists of the Institute of Hydrobiology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have confirmed that the footage was of a baiji. Scientists will now try to capture the dolphins and move them to a reserve where they would try to breed them. The last sighting of a wild baiji was in 2004. The sighting has brought cheer to the environmentalists of China.

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

That is great news. Thanks for providing the zoological name also. None of the other reports I have seen had this.