Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 9, 2017

Only 30 Vaquitas Porpoises Left!

The New York Times  reports on near extinction of the Vaquitas Porpoise

No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.

The size of its population has always been precarious, but now voracious demand in China for a fish that shares the vaquita’s only habitat has pushed the tiny porpoise to the brink of extinction.

No more than 30 vaquitas are left, according to a November estimate based on monitoring of their echolocation clicks. Half of the vaquitas counted a year earlier have disappeared.

Read full story at Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them

 

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