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Wednesday, 8 August 2007

遠去的寶貝 :: a treasure that is no more

The Yangtze River Dolphins, a species unique to Yangtze River in China, is now extinct.  It is probably the first human-caused extinction of a cetacean species. We can only hear their voices HERE.  We as humans have trespassed against the whole creation. Sad. (HT: Blog Dog)

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          長江白鰭豚已經絕種了。

          去年底,一隊跨國科學家在長江一帶進行了六星期的徹底搜索,完全找不到白鰭豚蹤影,當時就曾經宣布,在九十年代末期還剩下十三條的白鰭豚,很可能已經絕種。

          這隊科學家的研究報告,昨天 (8月7日) 剛在《生物學通訊》(Biology Letters)正式發表。該文說,白鰭豚的消失,可能是史上第一宗由人類活動導致的鲸豚類生物絕種,也大概是過去500年來第四次有整個哺乳類物種消失。

           聽著白鰭豚的【聲音】,身為人類,我只感到愧對創造者,也愧對那與我們一同承受生命之恩的眾生。

          好傷感。

消息來源:Blog Dog,轉引BBC

延伸:Biology Letters研究報告撮要

1 comment:

Yun said...

:(

There are other species that facing this danger. Let's hope that us humans are more mindful about this issue.