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<div class="quote-block"> Baiji, or white dolphin, survived 20 million years as species<br><br>
30 scientists searched 1,000 miles of Yangtze River for six weeks<br><br>
Last full search in 1997 had 13 sightings<br><br>
Yangtze finless porpoise also threatened; fewer than 400 left</div>
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<div class="quote-block">BEIJING, China (AP) -- An expedition searching for a rare Yangtze River dolphin ended Wednesday without a single sighting and with the team's leader saying one of the world's oldest species was effectively extinct.<br><br><br><br>
The white dolphin known as baiji, shy and nearly blind, dates back some 20 million years. Its disappearance is believed to be the first time in a half-century, since hunting killed off the Caribbean monk seal, that a large aquatic mammal has been driven to extinction.<br><br><br><br>
A few baiji may still exist in their native Yangtze habitat in eastern China but not in sufficient numbers to breed and ward off extinction, said August Pfluger, the Swiss co-leader of the joint Chinese-foreign expedition.</div>
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The rest, along with pictures: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/12/13/china.dolphin.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science....ap/index.html</a>
 

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It is so sad. What a beautiful creature. And all because of overfishing and such.. It's just awful. I forsee a lot of this happening more and more within the next couple of years. Studies prove it! We're wiping out species almost as fast as the dinosaur extinctiton, and it's all because of our own actions. When will people wake up.
 

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ahem...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=63372&highlight=beiji" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ighlight=beiji</a>
 
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