Critically Endangered Yangtze Finless Porpoise Faces Threats from River Noise

October 21, 2013 8:27 PM

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Critically Endangered Yangtze Finless Porpoise Faces Threats from River Noise

There may be another threat to the Yangtze finless porpoise, one of the most endangered species in the world. It turns out that noise from shipping traffic could be impacting this animal's ability to hunt for and find prey in the wild. This, in turn, could greatly affect species populations.

Currently, there are only an estimated 1,000 Yangtze finless porpoises alive today. In fact, the finless porpoise shares the same habitat as the Baiji river dolphin, seemingly the first toothed whale that has become extinct by humans. This makes it especially important to understand exactly what ris...

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