First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century

Photo of the new dolphin species.

A suspected new river dolphin species has emerged in Brazil, and scientists warn that it is highly endangered.   River dolphins (also known as botos) are among the rarest, and most endangered, dolphins in the world. Three of the four known species are listed as “threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The discovery of a wholly new species—the first such find in a century—is thus exciting news for biologists and conservation officials.….MORE

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One Response to First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century

  1. Capt Jill says:

    Hey, I really liked this post. You always have such interesting stuff!
    I wrote about your post in my post for todays Zero to Hero assignment.
    Here’s the link to it. Hope you like it.
    http://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/zero-to-hero-day-23

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