So long and thanks for all the fish (nets)

The Yangtze river dolphin is officially declared extinct.
This is BBC’s take on it.

This extinction represents the disappearance of a complete branch of the evolutionary tree of life and emphasises that we have yet to take full responsibility in our role as guardians of the planet.

And this is Channel 4 ‘s article.

It is the first official extinction of a large vertebrate for more than 50 years.

Chinese River Dolphin

UPDATE 29. August 2007: Not so dead after all apparently. This by Zooillogix and this according to the BBC.

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