A report on the Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Expedition 2006 is posted online by earthOCEAN (http://earthocean.tv). The report ("Wake of the Baiji") includes an interview with SWFSC researcher Bob Pitman about the expedition and the implications from the extinction of the baiji (the Yangtze River Dolphin). The report also includes a teacher's guide and a river dolphin fact sheet. Now that the baiji has moved from its designation as critically endangered to functionally extinct, learn more about the Vaquita through this report. The Vaquita is a little porpoise in the northern Gulf of California that may be the next cetacean to become extinct unless some action is taken.
The "Wake of the Baiji" is the first episode in earthOCEAN's new documentary series called CETACEAN INVESTIGATION. The new series will feature documentary programs uncovering the science of whales, dolphins, and porpoises around the world.