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The Most Endangered Porpoise on Earth

There are hardly any photographs of living specimens of this tiny cetacean, the smallest in the world: Almost all are of dead individuals, caught in fishing gear by accident. Very little is known about today’s Endangered All-Star. The vaquita lives in turbid, shallow water, surfacing briefly and swimming languidly. Only 150 are estimated to survive, all in the northern Gulf of California; the future of the species may depend on eradication of gill-netting in its habitat. For more information, visit the Save the Vaquita website.
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