Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Porpoise

San Felipe, Baja California, 20 October 2017 – Scientists with the VaquitaCPR conservation project and Mexico’s Secretary of the Environment Rafael Pacchiano announced today they succeeded in locating and rescuing a highly endangered vaquita porpoise yesterday, but in an abundance of caution the vaquita, which was a calf, was released.  Experts say the calf was being closely monitored by marine mammal veterinarians and showed signs of stress, leading to its release.

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