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VIVA Vaquita | Working to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

Events in over 30 locations throughout the world aim to spread awareness and encourage action to save the vaquita porpoise.

Source: VIVA Vaquita | Working to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

 

The vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is considered by many to be the rarest and most-endangered species of marine mammal in the world. in May 2016, the population size of the vaquita is considered to be 60, based on the results of a 2015 vessel survey and acoustic study. It is the smallest of only seven species of true porpoises, and is the only one that lives in warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found in a tiny area in the extreme northern Gulf of California, near Baja California, Mexico. Learn more about vaquita>

Only an immediate and total ban on gillnets in the entirety of the vaquita’s range can save it from extinction.

3 Comments on VIVA Vaquita | Working to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

  1. liana tobias // July 11, 2016 at 2:12 am // Reply

    Like

  2. Tracey Williams // July 11, 2016 at 10:50 am // Reply

    beautiful video of the whales

    Like

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