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Wendy Perkins, Staff Writer

Helping Vaquita Porpoises

Helping Vaquita Porpoises

October 31st, 2014

Samantha Young

There is one species, in particular, so close to extinction that we felt compelled to begin work with communities immediately. On the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in the northern Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortez) exists the most endangered marine mammal in the world. The vaquita marina (Phocoena sinus), a type of porpoise, is inadvertently caught in nets intended for fish and shrimp, including a lot of illegal fishing, and recent population estimates are at fewer than 100 individuals.

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