Why are vaquitas disappearing?

October 23, 2017

By Amber Friend Why are Vaquita Disappearing? Vaquitas largest threat is a large fishing net called a “gillnet”. Fishermen use the gillnet to catch shrimp and fish. Sometimes the fisherman unintentionally catch the vaquitas in […]

Where do vaquitas live?

October 16, 2017

By Amber Friend Vaquitas can be found in the shallow, murky ocean waters of the northern Gulf of California. Vaquitas are the most endangered of all cetacean. There are only an estimated 85 vaquitas left […]

What is a vaquita?

October 9, 2017

By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean (pronounced sĭ-tā′shən). Cetaceans are made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Vaquitas are the smallest species of the porpoise. The vaquita may weigh up to […]

Which dolphin dives to 2,000 feet to find prey?

October 4, 2017

Fraser’s dolphins are capable of diving up to almost 2,000 feet (600 m) to feed on deep sea species of mesopelagic fish (e.g., myctophids), crustaceans (e.g., shrimp), and cephalopods (e.g., squid and octopus). They have […]

What is world’s most endangered marine mammal?

October 2, 2017

  By Amber Friend History is not something that we just read about in books; it’s happening around us everyday especially when discussing the extinction of animals species. Dinosaurs, of course, are some of the […]

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