A nearly month long joint Chinese-foreign expedition has failed to spot a rare dolphin in a sign that its Yangtze River habitat is becoming increasingly despoiled by pollution and human activity, the Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.
The 30 Chinese and foreign scientists spent 26 days scouring 1,700 kilometers (1,000 miles) of the Yangtze for the baiji or white-flag dolphin to no avail, Xinhua said. A previous expedition in 1997 found 13 baiji, it said.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Baiji Dolphin: Expedition fails to find Yangtze River dolphin
The International Herald Tribune reports that the international team on the Yangtze River has failed to find a single Baiji Dolphin.