Maybe-extinct Chinese river dolphin maybe spotted
Competing with the maybe-alive maybe-not ivory-billed woodpecker in the United States for Most Ethereal Species, a rare Chinese river dolphin thought to be extinct as of last December may have been spotted recently. “I never saw such a big thing in the water before, so I filmed it,” said amateur creature-spotter Zeng Yujiang. Unfortunately, the footage was shot from over half a mile away so whether it’s the elusive dolphin or a playful-looking blob can’t be definitively determined. A team of scientists will travel to Anhui province where the animal was filmed to try to confirm its existence.