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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 […]

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 […]

World’s most endangered porpoise: vaquita

September 25, 2017

  By Amber Friend The history-making extinction of aquatic animals is not just a thing of the past, unfortunately, with many species who have lived for billions of years disappearing before our eyes. The vaquita […]

Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)

December 20, 2016

PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater HABITAT: Coastal and offshore waters of the southern hemisphere. Cold temperate waters. LENGTH […]

Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)

December 20, 2016

  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Neophocaena SPECIES: phocaenoides TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater/freshwater HABITAT: Shallow waters along the coast of Asia and other Indonesian islands. […]

Vaquita or Cochito (Phocoena sinus)

December 13, 2016

Other stories about the vaquita: Endangered vaquita population is less than 100, how you can help Vaquitas have compact, robust bodies and a rounded head with little or no beak. Their triangular“falcate” dorsal fin is […]