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Dolphin Study Provides Insight Into History, Conservation Of Species
2013-10-30 10:15:45

A genomic study of the Yangtze River dolphin, commonly known as the Baiji, provides new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of dolphins and valuable resources for the conservation of mammals, and particularly, of cetaceans.

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2010-12-16 11:22:05

Genetics of net entanglement has implications for small cetacean conservation.

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2010-06-29 13:15:00

Finless porpoises may be more endangered than previously thought.

2009-04-02 12:27:12

Researchers report finding a stronghold for the Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest freshwater dolphins, deep in the Bangladesh jungles. Scientists counted nearly 6,000 of the dolphins in the South Asian country's Sundarbans mangrove forest adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a release. Before the find by the Wildlife Conservation Society there were only a few hundred of the Irrawaddy believed alive. This discovery gives us great hope that there is a...

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2008-11-06 15:50:00

Man-made threats such as rising populations, felling of forests, hunting, pollution and climate change are all contributing to the world’s worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago.

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2007-08-09 03:10:00

Why are we asking this now? Yesterday, a species of freshwater dolphin found only in the Yangtze river in China was declared extinct.

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2006-12-13 08:40:00

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.


Latest River dolphin Reference Libraries

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2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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