Dr Wang Ding, researcher at the Institution of Hydrobiology (IHB) of the Chinese Academy of Science, which is leading the translocation project, said: "Based on current numbers and rate of decline, the Yangtze finless porpoise will likely be extinct in the next five to 10 years.
To prevent the finless porpoise from suffering the same fate as the Baiji Dolphin, which is now extinct in the Yangtze River, we must focus on translocation, while also working to conserve the porpoise's natural habitat.
Conservation efforts, which were almost nonexistant for the baiji, may still aid the Yangtze finless
Dromio of Syracuse's later play on finless
fish and featherless fowl is ambiguous.
The studies consider topics such as endocrine disruptors and their effects on reproductive function, bovine perinatal mortality, the female reproductive biology of caecilians, GnRH and other hypothalamic peptides, female sperm storage in vertebrates, assisted reproductive techniques in domestic animals, the reproduction of the Yangtze finless
porpoise, and multiple ovulation and embryo transfer in dairy and beef cattle.
Over 16 species of cetaceans, including whales and dolphins, are known to have appeared in Hong Kong waters, but only two of them, the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (or Chinese white dolphin) and the finless
porpoise, live here permanently.
Common name Scientific name Vaquita Phocoena sinus Chilean dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia Hector's dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori Commerson's dolphin Cephalorhynchus Commersoni Heaviside's dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii Peale's dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis Finless
porpoise Neophocoena phocaenoides Indo-Pacific humpbacked Sousa chinensis dolphins Burmeister's porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei Indus river dolphin Platanista minor Ganges river dolphin Platanista gangetica Boto Inia geoffrensis Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilus Common name Habitat Vaquita Northern Gulf of California Chilean dolphin Inshore coastal Chile Hector's dolphin Inshore coastal New Zealand Commerson's dolphin Inshore coastal Chile, Argentina, Falkland Is, Kerguelen Is.
Due to the continuous clamping and lack of corebox movement during the entire blowing and curing cycle, finless
cores of constant density and weight are produced.
According to Xinhua, the expedition also found that the population of the Yangtze finless
porpoise, another endemic species, had also fallen.
Packaged in a finless
, compact casing, the MiniPHY-300 is unobstructed by traditional heat sink fins.
Another species, the Yangtze River finless
porpoise, is declining also because of gillnet entanglement, and they may number fewer than 2,000, WWF reports.