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georoc01
08-29-2007, 09:28
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070829/sc_afp/chinaenvironmentconservationanimaldolphin

Vercingetorix
08-29-2007, 09:34
I thought the article was going to be about Don Shula or Dan Marino.

My bad...

WV Diver
08-29-2007, 09:37
So where is the film?

finflippers
08-29-2007, 09:37
That is great Hopefully they will find more.

gtjason2000
08-29-2007, 09:51
Hooray, hopefully there are 49 more so the gene pool doesn't become extinct.

dmdoss
08-29-2007, 14:52
Holy Crap!! Killed me with that one BIG V>:smilie39::smilie39:


I thought the article was going to be about Don Shula or Dan Marino.

My bad...

Osprey
08-29-2007, 20:25
Hopefully this one doesn't get snagged in a fishing net too :/

Foo2
08-29-2007, 20:47
That's cool! I would like to think that there are more of them out there. Looks like a cool dolphin. Thanks for sharing!

scuba Widow
08-29-2007, 21:05
That was really cool

gtjason2000
08-29-2007, 22:07
i think river dolphins are actually kind of ugly but still cool.

paintsnow
08-29-2007, 22:10
has anyone seen the Simpson's episode about the rupture?
where a whale is being rescued with a helicopter and the sea captain flys up in another one and finishes it off with a second harpoon?

its funny in 4 finger people land, but what if the fate of the species depends on that one dolphin
what if there are 49 left, and might pull through, but if we kill one more off they all die?

i mean it seems like their on a really thin line right now
shouldn't there be a massive effort to protect them and help them breed right about now?

oh and i have no idea what the Simpson's reference has to do with any of this
i just liked that episode

Travelnsj
08-29-2007, 22:17
It is good to see that we have not totally killed of that species.

Doghouse
08-30-2007, 15:59
WE?

"Devastating pollution" is the primary cause. We have "replacement" workers that we are training right now, and they were stunned how clean the US is.

Please do not think that the US is the primary contributitor to this. China is a comunist country, they set the rules and they determine the health an environmenal conditions that their country exists in.

Travelnsj
08-30-2007, 16:27
WE?

"Devastating pollution" is the primary cause. We have "replacement" workers that we are training right now, and they were stunned how clean the US is.

Please do not think that the US is the primary contributitor to this. China is a comunist country, they set the rules and they determine the health an environmenal conditions that their country exists in.

WE= man kind...includes all of us....who said US?....I travel the world to dive....We all contribute...one more than others...sadly I've seen some of it.

CrzyJay456
08-30-2007, 17:07
why dont they try and capture/ breed this animal? bring it back up in numbers ? (get 25-30 going) and hope they keep on multiplying

finflippers
08-30-2007, 17:34
why dont they try and capture/ breed this animal? bring it back up in numbers ? (get 25-30 going) and hope they keep on multiplying

It is the only one found so far, so there is not another to breed it with. They may end up killing or hurting it if they put it in captivity.

If they could get close to it and tag it, it may lead them to some other White Dolphins.

Liv7301
08-30-2007, 18:05
Three cheers for an animal that humans haven't killed...

Yet.

I hope there are others out there so the poor thing isn't alone to live out the rest of its life.

CrzyJay456
08-30-2007, 18:09
why dont they try and capture/ breed this animal? bring it back up in numbers ? (get 25-30 going) and hope they keep on multiplying

It is the only one found so far, so there is not another to breed it with. They may end up killing or hurting it if they put it in captivity.

If they could get close to it and tag it, it may lead them to some other White Dolphins.


yeah, thats what my thoughs were leading to. maybe find and track, and hope it finds others, and hope for a male/female couple... and hope for the best.

Charlotte Smith
08-30-2007, 18:20
How cool is that!!!

Krakenn
08-30-2007, 23:42
Life is like that-

What do you propose to do to stop it?

USA/China signing onto the Kyoto protocol?

Perhaps we start a fund and Larry comes up with a provision in the payment part of the online store to allow donations for endangered species. Bit like the PADI aware programme?

I mean guys don't get angry unless your prepared to step forward to make the change.

Kraks

Osprey
08-31-2007, 09:18
Actually, there are a lot of cetacean species that don't keep well in captivity, and some never breed in captivity. If I recall, there ARE captive Beiji dolphins, but none of the young have ever survived.