Friday, January 05, 2007

Baiji Dolphins: Attack of the Monkey

A science blog (with a monkey spin) comments on the extinction of the Baiji Dolphin in a post entitled Tales of Elusive Aquatic Creatures from December 2006.
Douglas Adams visited the polluted Yangtze River, the home of the Baiji, and discussed the species which was threatened not only by pollution, but due to hunting, fishing, collisions with boats, habitat loss, and severe depression. (Okay, I’m just guessing about that last one.) In Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams wrote, “The great thing about being the only species that makes a distinction between right and wrong, is that we can make up the rules for ourselves as we go along.”
The blogger, Sheridan MacAuley, also comments on the video of the giant squid that was captured recently, as well as the theory that the Loch Ness Monster was a plesiosaur. It's a nice blog, and I'll be adding the RSS feed to my Google Reader as well as a link to my sidebar.

For those who haven't seen the video of the giant squid, here's one of the reports as posted on YouTube...

1 comment:

Sheridan said...

Thanks very much for the compliments and the link! Your blog is very nice as well - I'll definitely be subscribing to your feed. I've also found myself wondering about the status of some of the species Adams and Carwardine visited in Last Chance to See - your site is a great resource!