Extinct White Dolphin Spotted in China

June 13, 2008 / 3 Comments

Six years ago scientists from China, Japan, Britain, and the United States all but determined that the white dolphin, also known as baiji, which makes it home in the Yangtze river, was extinct.

baiji thumb  Extinct White Dolphin Spotted in China

Rcently, a white dolphin cub (70-80cms long) with a long tooth filled snout was sighted in the Anhui province. The bad thing however is that it was found dead so I suppose if they aren’t extinct, Yangtze river pollution will surely kill them.

Some say this particular species of dolphin lived as long as 20 million years ago.

Baiji’s cousin, the bottlenose dolphin and that species is also on the endangered species list.