Yangzte River dolphin, may you rest in peace.

August 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm (injustice) ()

I know that this is our third post in a row about death; I apologize. But there is a pressing need to mourn the Yangzte River dolphin, which is officially extinct.

It is the first official extinction of a large vertebrate for more than 50 years.

Experts say human activity killed off the white long-beaked dolphin, which grew to 8ft weighed up to 500lb.

How sad.

Via Pharyngula.

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