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Fewer than 100 vaquita remain, making this species of porpoise the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Can the Vaquita be Saved from Extinction?
While we were researching we ran into the question “How can we save the vaquita from extinction?”.
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Yet another question we ran across in our research was “Can the tiny vaquita porpoise be saved?”.
One article argued that the tiny vaquita porpoise now numbers less than 10. Can they be saved? The rare marine mammal is facing an existential threat from fishing nets. Scientists hope they can be saved, but time is running out.
Why are vaquita endangered?
In other words, vaquita are bycatch—the unintended victims of fishing—and this has brought vaquita to the edge of extinction.
Then, why is the vaquita porpoise endangered?
My answer is it’s called the vaquita porpoise, and it has the bad luck of being caught in gillnets that fishermen set for other species. In other words, vaquita are bycatch—the unintended victims of fishing—and this has brought vaquita to the edge of extinction.
My best answer is the vaquita, a tiny porpoise species found only in the upper Gulf of California, is the world’s most endangered marine mammal with around 10 individuals remaining.
Why save the vaquita?
The vaquita is just one species in peril. Accidental entanglement in fishing nets is a major cause of unnecessary mortalities in countless species around the world . Support efforts to eliminate this threat! Why is it so important that we fight to save the Vaquita?
How many Vaquitas are left in the wild?
Fewer than 20 vaquita remain in the wild. You can help prevent their extinction. Artwork © 2017 Frédérique Lucas, commissioned by and exclusively licensed to the Porpoise. What is the Vaquita? The vaquita is a small porpoise found only in the northern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico.