Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BAIJI DOLPHINS - Yangtze river now even longer?

Well, if there's any Baiji Dolphins left in the river Yangtze, it appears they have a few more miles of waterway than was previously thought. MSNBC.com has news on the latest studies which have placed the source of the river Yangtze some 4 miles further west than previously thought. And...
The explorers, led by Hong Kong's Wong How Man, spent 30 days in China's remote Tanggula Mountains along the Tibetan plateau in May and June.

Using satellite imagery and state-of-the-art computer technology, the team said it had concluded that the Yangtze is actually 3883.6 miles (6,250 kilometers) long — not the 3,857 miles (6,207.2 kilometers) that a 1985 foray had suggested.
As we previously posted a few months ago, here's the delta of the mighty river courtesy of Yangtze - Google Maps.