Maybe not mundane or pointless, but the baiji dolphin has been declared extinct. It’s sad that man’s greed has wiped yet another species – and the first mammal in 50 years – from the face of the Earth. This particular dolphin was featured in Douglas Adams’ last co-authored book, Last Chance to See – and he was right. Although the article states that there may be a few of the dolphins left that they simply couldn’t find, their numbers are not enough to breed and further the species, so for all intents and purposes* they have vanished from existence.
- No porpoise jokes!