Threat to the Yangtze River Dolphin

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AR Interest Level LG
AR Level 4.4
AR Points 0.5
AR Quiz # 124116
Author Leavitt, Amie Jane
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2009
Dewey Number 599.538
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Intermediate
Reading Level 5.4
Series On the Verge of Extinction
Series ISBN 9781584157175
Pages 32
Subject Chinese River Dolphin, Endangered Species

Threat to the Yangtze River Dolphin

Yangtze River dolphins, also known as Baiji, have splashed in the waters of Chinas Yangtze River for millions of years. The Chinese people have always loved these mammals. They considered the Baiji to be a beautiful part of their river, and they have told many stories about them.

Today, the Yangtze is a very different place. Trash floats in the water, and toxic chemicals pollute it. Thousands of boats travel up and down the river every day, and people use dangerous fishing equipment with sharp rolling hooks. The Yangtze River is no longer a safe place for the Baiji to live. Most of them have died out. Scientists worry that it might be too late for these dolphins. Is there any way to save them?


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