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Laos Dam Construction Could Drive the Mekong River Irrawaddy Dolphins to Extinction

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

The WWF reports that construction of a dam on the Mekong River between Cambodia and Laos could spell the end for the last 85 Irrawaddy dolphins. Construction on the Don Sahong dam, which is being spearheaded by Mega First Corporatio...

New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The unusual river dolphins, some of them known for their poor eyesight and side-swimming behavior are all descendants of ocean-dwelling species. Until now, however, there has been no consensus about their relationships, and few spec...

New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers described a new fossil dolphin species from the Miocene -- dating to more than 16 million years ago -- of the Pisco Basin, a desert on the coast of Peru. It belongs to a rare extinct family of marine dolphins, the squalo...

The Baiji dolphin may or may not still be extinct

News : The Raw Story

A dolphin that Chinese conservationists said was extinct over a decade ago may have recently been spotted in China’s Yangtze River, according to reports. The baiji dolphin, — once referred to as China’s “goddess of the Yangtze” — wa...

China's 'extinct' dolphin may have been sighted again in the Yangtze River

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

China's baiji dolphin has been presumed extinct since 2006 - but conservationists believe they may have spotted the 'extinct' dolphin on a recent search mission in the Yangtze River. The beloved dolphin, called the "goddess of the Y...

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