Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Flipper... splash no more.

The Yangtze River Dolphin has been officially declared extinct.

The loss of such a unique and charismatic species is a shocking tragedy...This extinction represents the disappearance of a complete branch of the evolutionary tree of life. - Sam Turvey, London Zoo Conservation Biologist
Experts say it is the first large vertebrate driven to extinction by human activity in 50 years and only the fourth time an entire evolutionary line of mammals has gone into extinction since 1500.

R.I.P Yangtze Dolphin, I swear it's worse because it was a dolphin.

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