The Yangtze River dolphin is extinct

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  1. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    From the CBC
     
  2. edicius

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    Aw man. I remember when Douglas Adams was trying to find some when recording the underwater noise from the Yangtze in "Last Chance To See". Next thing we know, we'll be hearing that the kakapo's been driven to extinction too.
     
  3. Keiichitron

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    for something they called the "goddess of the Yangtze", they sure could've done more to try to save them
     
  4. edicius

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    Business and profit became more important. Since the Yangtze River dolphin navigated by sonar, all the noise pollution within the Yangtze from boats threw off their sense of direction. Without a good sense of direction, they were much more likely to accidentally swim into a propeller. It's a damn shame.
     
  5. Smasher

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    Were there any conservation efforts at all, or did they just send out an expedition to go "Yeah, they're all dead"?
     
  6. Team Jetfire

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    That is too bad that an animal that I never have seen, or heard about is now gone.

    I weep openly...
     
  7. Sector Seven

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    I'm sad to hear this, as well. I have been following their plight for some time, and it's sad to see yet another animal is gone for no good reason.
     
  8. Omnibus Prime

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    Whoops.
     
  9. smkspy

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  10. Keiichitron

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    i believe they tried to hold a few in capitivity to prevent this such thing, but they only were able to keep one alive for any extended period of time (most died within a year of being in the aquarium, the one surived for 20+ years o_0)
     
  11. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    Man, human beings suck.
     
  12. Sludge

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    I guess I'm the only who doesn't give a shit? Now if cows or chickens became extinct, then I'd cry.
     
  13. Random Autobot

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    It's a pretty safe bet that Cows and Chickens will never be extinct, considering how much we mass produce them.
     
  14. Sludge

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    Exactly! I'll bet those dolphin wouldn't be extinct if they tasted as good as cows or chickens.
     
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    Wow. Just, wow.
     
  16. Keiichitron

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  17. Sludge

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    What? You're in disbelief because I'm a realist? I said it as a joke, but you have to admit it's true. All the animals that we breed to eat will never be extinct (cows, chickens, pigs, salmon, tuna, etc.) If we didn't eat cows, there probably wouldn't be any cows. Sure, it's unfortunate that this species of dolphin is extinct. But I had never heard of it until this story. So I won't lose any sleep over it.
     
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    Humans are too self centerd to care about anything outside of theire immediate interests.
     
  19. Golden Age

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    For thousands of years there is documented account of Dolphin saving human being lives, from shipwrecks, drowning, and of course sharks:


    Makes you realize that these are higly sentient creatures, that maybe we are not yet smart enough to understand.
     
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    Wasn't the problem that they did taste really good?
     

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