The Yangtze finless porpoise

The Yangtze finless porpoise is the only cetacean living in the Yangtze River in China. Speaking of, the Yangtze River is the third-longest river in the world! Experts believe the tiny porpoises live in the middle-lower Yangtze River: think from Wuhan to Shangai. The species is endemic to China and was named “the smiling angel” … Meer lezen

Underwater noise pollution in China’s Yangtze River critically endangers Yangtze finless porpoises

Underwater sound plays an important role in some critical life functions of many aquatic animals. Underwater noise pollution has received relatively more attention in ocean systems. However, little attention has been paid to freshwater systems, such as the Yangtze River which is the habitat of critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoises. >> read more …