Posts filtered by tags: Yangtze[x]


World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is considered the most critically endangered turtle in the world, with only four known individuals left on Earth. On Saturday (April 13), that population fell to three, as the species' last known female died in a zoo in Suzhou, China, according to the BBC.The captive turtle was more than 90 years old and died shortly after an attempt to artificially inseminate her, the BBC reported. No complications from the insemination procedure (which ...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Bbc, Vietnam, Suzhou, Yangtze, Suzhou China, Zoological Society of London

Death in China zoo puts rarest turtle on cusp of oblivion

The world's rarest turtle has moved a step closer to extinction after a female specimen died in a Chinese zoo, leaving behind just three known members of the species. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, believed to be above 90 years of age, died in Suzhou Zoo on Saturday, according to the Suzhou Daily. Its death came a day after zoo officials made a last-ditch effort at artificial insemination using semen from a male companion estimated to be more than 100 years old, according to the Suzhou Da...
Tags: Science, China, Yangtze, Suzhou Zoo

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

BEIJING (AP) — A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Suzhou, Yangtze

East Asian hydroclimate modulated by the position of the westerlies during Termination I

Speleothem oxygen isotope records have revolutionized our understanding of the paleo East Asian monsoon, yet there is fundamental disagreement on what they represent in terms of the hydroclimate changes. We report a multiproxy speleothem record of monsoon evolution during the last deglaciation from the middle Yangtze region, which indicates a wetter central eastern China during North Atlantic cooling episodes, despite the oxygen isotopic record suggesting a weaker monsoon. We show that this appa...
Tags: Science, China, North Atlantic, Yangtze

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study

Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world's oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup -- a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic -- say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year, an amount that need between 48,000 to over 100,000 dump trucks to carry it away. The Yangtze, the ...
Tags: Science, Ocean Cleanup, Yangtze

February - 2019
March - 2019
April - 2019