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Saving the vaquita one bite at a time: The missing role of the shrimp consumer in vaquita conservation

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The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world’s smallest cetacean and most endangered marine mammal. The species is under threat from illegal fishing activities that take place in the upper Gulf of California (UGC). Artisanal use of gillnets to catch shrimp and poach the endangered totoaba are the primary drivers of vaquita population declines due to […]

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Vaquitas with calves seen in September 2018 field effort

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A field effort to obtain photographs and biopsies of vaquitas was carried out from the Museo de Ballena’s 130ft vessel, the Narval, plus several small boats (3 RHIBs and a panga) between 22 and 28 September 2018. Sightings were made on the two good-weather days, with the most exciting result obtained on 26 September. >> read more […]

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Vaquita verdronken in visnet

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De Mexicaanse marine heeft onlangs een dode Vaquita bruinvis gevonden. Afgelopen woensdag is uitgebreid sectie gedaan op het dier. Het was een volwassen vrouwtjesbruinvis met een lengte van 140 cm. Uit het onderzoek is gebleken dat het goed doorvoede dier is verdronken in een visnet. >> Lees verder …

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Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Porpoise

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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 […]