Latest Finless Porpoise Stories
A new study has found that the Yangtze's finless porpoises may have trouble using sound to find their way through the river's dark, bustling waters.
Finless porpoises may be more endangered than previously thought.
Man-made threats such as rising populations, felling of forests, hunting, pollution and climate change are all contributing to the worldâ€™s worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago.
China builds conservation center for rare fish in Yangtze River NANJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China has set up a conservation and research center for rare fish in the Yangtze River.
A rare, nearly blind white dolphin that survived for millions of years is effectively extinct, an international expedition declared Wednesday after ending a fruitless six-week search of its Yangtze River habitat.
The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...
Dall's Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a species of porpoise that came to worldwide attention in the 1970s. It was disclosed for the first time to the public when salmon fishing trawls were killing thousands of Dall's Porpoise and other cetaceans each year by accidentally capturing them in their nets. The Dall's Porpoise is the only member of the Phocoenoides genus. It was named after American naturalist W.H. Dall. Physical description The unique body shape of the Dall's Porpoise...
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