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Steller sea lion True seals in China include the bearded seal which is found along the coast of Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong in the East and South China Seathe ringed seal  in the Yellow Seaand spotted sealwhich is primarily found in the Bohai Gulf and the northern Yellow Sea, but have been seen as far south as Guangdong.
All seals are Class II protected animal.
Sea lions have Class I protection. The spotted seal is the only seal species that breeds in China. In Aprilthe construction of an express highway along the coast was halted due to its adverse impact on the seal breeding ground.
These sea lions were once considered to be a subspecies of the California sea lion until when taxonomists reclassified them as a distinct species. Whales, dolphins, porpoises[ edit ] China has cetacean species that live in both freshwater and the sea.
The nearly extinct baiji dolphin and Chinese white dolphin are Class I protected species.
All other cetaceans in China are Class II protected species. In total, 22 species of smaller cetaceans inhabit within Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong's, and Macau's waters including Baiji. In ancient China, inscriptions of the whales varied and inscriptions of whales and sharks were occasionally mixed.
During the Qing Dynastycertain knowledge on whales had been deepened with the establishment of whaling industries in Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan although both oceanic and freshwater dolphins had been classified as different animals from whales.
It is said that climate change during the dynasty caused small fish to flourish within Yellow and Bohai Seas and drew large numbers of whales into the basins. The People's Republic of China signed convention in September and banned domestic whaling inand also signed in the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
Until recently, observing live cetaceans nonetheless of any species including minke whales and smaller dolphins and porpoises are very rare in Bohai and Yellow Seas within Chinese side,   however, increases in confirmation of minke whales and other species .BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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