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Baiji

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The baiji (Chinese: 白鱀豚; pinyin: báijìtún , Lipotes vexillifer, Lipotes meaning "left behind", vexillifer "flag bearer") is a type of freshwater dolphin thought to be the first dolphin species  driven to extinction due to the impact of humans . Nicknamed "Goddess of the Yangtze" (simplified Chinese: 长江女神; traditional Chinese: 長江女神; pinyin: Cháng Jiāng nǚshén). Since Baiji means 'white' in Chinese, it means 'white dolphin'. In China, the dolphin is also called Chinese river dolphin, Yangtze River dolphin, whitefin dolphin and Yangtze dolphin. It was regarded as the goddess of protection by local fishermen and boatmen in China (Zhou, 1991). It is not to be confused with the Chinese white dolphin or the finless porpoise.
The baiji population declined drastically in decades as China industrialized and made heavy use of the river for fishing, transportation, and hydroelectricity. It has been credibly claimed, after surveys in the Yangtze River during the 1980s, that baiji could be the first dolphin species in history that humans have driven to extinction. A Conservation Action Plan for Cetaceans of the Yangtze River was approved by the Chinese Government in 2001. Efforts were made to conserve the species, but a late 2006 expedition failed to find any baiji in the river. Organizers declared the baiji functionally extinct. The baiji represents the first documented global extinction of a "megafaunal" vertebrate for over 50 years since the demise of the Japanese sea lion and the Caribbean monk seal in the 1950s. It also signified the disappearance of an entire mammal family of river dolphins (Lipotidae).  The baiji's extinction would be the first recorded extinction of a well-studied cetacean species (it is unclear if some previously extinct varieties were species or subspecies) to be directly attributable to human influence.
Swiss economist and CEO of the baiji.org Foundation August Pfluger funded an expedition in which an international team, taken in part from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Fisheries Research Agency in Japan, searched for six weeks for signs of the dolphin. The search took place almost a decade after the last exploration in 1997, which turned up only 13 of the cetaceans.In August 2007, a Chinese man reportedly videotaped a large white animal swimming in the Yangtze. Although it was tentatively confirmed that the animal on the video is probably a baiji, the presence of only one or a few animals, particularly of advanced age, is not enough to save a functionally extinct species from true extinction. The last known living baiji was Qiqi (淇淇), who died in 2002. The World Wildlife Fund is calling for the preservation of any possible baiji habitat, in case the species is located and can be revived.A related creature from the Neogene is Parapontoporia.
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Baiji

Baiji

Animal

  • Desc: The baiji is a type of freshwater dolphin thought to be the first dolphin species driven to extinction due to the impact of humans. Nicknamed "Goddess of the Yangtze". Since Baiji means 'white' in Chinese, it means 'white dolphin'. In China, the dolphin is also called Chinese river dolphin, Yangtze River dolphin, whitefin dolphin and Yangtze dolphin. It was regarded as the goddess of protection by local fishermen and boatmen in China. It is not to be confused with the Chinese white dolphin or the finless porpoise.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 49.61
Baiji

Baiji

City in Iraq

  • Desc: Baiji is a city of about 200,000 inhabitants in northern Iraq. It is located some 130 miles north of Baghdad, on the main road to Mosul. It is a major industrial centre best known for its oil refinery, the biggest in Iraq, and has a large power plant. With regards to transport in the area, Baiji is a junction of the national railway network.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji,_Iraq
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 38.18
Battle of Baiji (2014–15)

Battle of Baiji (2014–15)

Battle

Battle of Baiji

Battle

  • Desc: The Battle of Baiji was a battle that took place in Baiji, Iraq. In mid-November 2014, Iraqi forces retook the city of Baiji, and re-entered the Baiji Oil Refinery.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baiji_(2014)
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 15.52
Baiji oil refinery

Baiji oil refinery

Oil refinery in Baiji, Iraq

  • Desc: The Baiji oil refinery is the largest oil refinery in Iraq and produces a third of the country's oil output. The refinery is 130 miles north of Baghdad, about halfway between Baghdad and Mosul, near the city of Baiji.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji_oil_refinery
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 14.95

Baiji

Song by Norwood & Hills

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 12.65

Baiji

Song by another cultural landslide

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 11.71

Baiji

Song by another cultural landslide

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 11.66

Baiji

Fictional character

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 11.53

Baiji

Song

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 11.33

Fall of Baiji

Battle

  • Desc: The Fall of Baiji was a battle that took place in and around Baiji, Iraq in June 2014. It was fought between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces and those of the Iraqi government. Its first stage included clashes in the city from 11 to 18 June.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Baiji
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 10.38
Jagat Gosain

Jagat Gosain

Jahangir's ex-wife

  • Desc: Jagat Gosain meaning 'Mistress of the World', was Empress consort of the Mughal Empire as the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir and the mother of his successor, the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagat_Gosain
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.62

Bye Baiji

Song by Pascal Marzan and Roger Smith

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 8.31

Bye Baiji

Song by Pascal Marzan and Roger Smith

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 8.25

The Last Baiji

Song by Guan Guo Sheng

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 6.77

The Last Baiji

Song by Guan Guo Sheng

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 6.77

Rani Karmat Baiji

Udai Singh II's wife

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 6.73

Lipotes

Animal

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 6.71

Dhanvant Kunveri Baiji Sahiba

Hari Singh's wife

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 5.87

Baiji (Woof Woof remix)

Song by another cultural landslide

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 5.73

Baiji (original club mix)

Song by Norwood & Hills

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 5.71

Baiji (original club mix)

Song by Norwood & Hills

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 5.71

Baiji (original club mix)

Song by Norwood & Hills

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 5.71

Baiji Lal Raj Kanwari Sahiba

Akbar's wife

  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 5.32

Baiji Lal Bhanumati Kanwari Sahiba

Akbar's wife

  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 5.25

Rani Baiji Lal Kanwar Rathore

Udai Singh II's wife

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 5.23

Rajkumari Shri Rukmawati Baiji Lall Sahiba

Akbar's wife

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 4.81

Shrimati Manbhavathi

Shah Jahan's wife

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 4.11
Dwarf sperm whales

Dwarf sperm whales

Animal

  • Desc: Kogia is a genus of toothed whales within the superfamily Physeteroidea comprising two extant and one extinct species: Fossils date to the miocene Pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps Dwarf sperm whale, Kogia sima Kogia pusilla extinct
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogia
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 3.99
Bottlenose whales

Bottlenose whales

Animal

  • Desc: Hyperoodon is a genus of beaked whale, containing just two species: the Northern and Southern bottlenose whales. Longman's beaked whales are alternatively called tropical bottlenose whales due to their physical features resembling those of bottlenose whales.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottlenose_whale
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 2.84
Harbor porpoises

Harbor porpoises

Animal

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