Photo: A Third of Fish Species in China River Extinct, Officials Say



Environmental protection workers sample water quality on the banks of China's Yellow River near the city of Jinan on January 10, 2006.

State media announced this week that a third of the river's 150 known fish species are extinct, most likely because of heavy pollution, overfishing, and extensive damming of the waterway.

Photograph by China Out Reuters/China Daily Information Corp


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