Extinct and Nearly Extinct

Common Name Species Name Status/Comments
Baiji Lipotes vexillifer Extinct: Last known living individual died 2002, although a Chinese man taped a large white dolphin in 2007.1
Maui Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori maui Almost Extinct: 55 individuals known as of March 20122
Vaquita Phocoena sinus Critically Endangered: Fewer than 200 mature individuals estimated as of 20073
Pygmy Right Whale Caperea marginata Discovered alive Dec. 2012: thought to be extinct 2 million years ago.4
North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis Endangered: Northwest Atlantic – 300-350 individuals; Northeast Atlantic population – not sure if any.5

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