Vaquita, the most endangered cetacean in the world

Vaquita porpoises have puzzled scientists since their discovery in 1958. Regrettably, their populations have gotten much smaller over time due to illegal fishing practices. In this post, we highlight that while these “little cows” may be difficult to protect, we should try everything we can to save them. >> lees verder …

The Vanishing Vaquita

A small porpoise native to Mexico’s Gulf of California is on the verge of extinction as a result of the rampant poaching of another fish. But many aren’t ready to give up on the species yet. >> read more …

Scientists spot critically endangered vaquita porpoises with babies

Marine scientists last month set out in the Gulf of California looking for vaquita porpoises, small marine mammals they feared might already be extinct. Instead, they spotted a number of the animals, including mothers with calves, raising hopes that the critically endangered species can survive. >> read more …