The manatee has been confirmed extinct in China after more than two decades without appearing in this country.
According to a report released on Wednesday, manatees are confirmed to be extinct in China. “Based on our findings, we are forced to conclude that the manatee species has experienced severe population decline in recent decades and is now extinct,” the scientists wrote in the paper. functional strains in China”.
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It is known that sea cows have lived in China for hundreds of years but have not been seen for about 20 years. The research team conducted an in-depth investigation, surveying local fishing communities across four provinces in China and trying to find evidence and traces of sea cows in this country’s waters. The results show that the significant population decline of this species is very unlikely to be stopped or reversed with the current situation.