Sturgeon On Brink Of Extinction

The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.

One of the world’s oldest living species, the wild Chinese sturgeon is thought to have existed for more than 140m years but has seen its numbers crash as China’s economic boom has brought pollution, dams and boat traffic along the world’s third-longest river.

More at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/wild-chinese-sturgeon-on-brink-of-extinction-in-polluted-yangtze

 

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