Mark Cawardine, who co-wrote Last Chance to See with Douglas Adams, has a piece in this week's New Scientist on the Yangtze river dolphin. The overall picture remains grim, though Cawardine does mention a possible recent sighting in August. New Scientist.
The Yangtze River dolphin, so memorably sought by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine in Last Chance to See, has been declared extinct. A 2000-mile survey of the river in December didn't sight any of the delicate mammals. Noise and other pollution from humans is thought to be responsible. Time, Slashdot.