- “Apricot Sprites” found in the cross sections of a fruit tree by Daniel
of course i had to reblog this beautiful photo.
A total of 380 Yangtze finless porpoise have been visually identified during a survey of the Yangtze River, marking a significant decline from 2006 numbers.
Acoustic equipment identified 172 finless porpoise during a expedition. Also known locally as the river pig, a 2011 survey revealed that the porpoise population currently stands at 1,000 in the Yangtze River, and is decreasing by 6.4 percent annually.
These porpoises are being scattered and isolated which is not good for their reproduction. The scattered distribution pattern could be the result of shipping traffic that made migration harder, projects that altered hydrological conditions in the middle and lower reaches, and habit loss. Illegal fishing practices are affecting the finless porpoise populations as well.
I just really hope China steps it up and helps them out. Having they already learned from the extinction of the Baiji dolphin?