On this day in 2006 it was announced that the Chinese river dolphin was likely extinct. Although one dolphin was videotaped in 2007 there are so few individuals left the species would never be able to recover.
And now the news:
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And here is what was partially responsible for the extinction, the three gorges dam. It is a marvel of engineering and of Chinese ingenuity and very impressive… But I’d rather see dolphins: