Can the Vaquita be Saved from Extinction?

In a NOAA podcast about vaquita, Dr. Barb Taylor discusses vaquita porpoise and its status as the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Dr. Taylor was Co-chief Scientist for Expedición Internacional Vaquita Marina 2015 to estimate how many vaquita remain. She points out that historically, several species of marine mammals have been rescued from similarly dire straits; however, time is running out for vaquita.

Get the full story at http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/podcasts/2016/03/saving_vaquita.html.


 Vaquita swimming in Gulf of California
Vaquita swimming in the Northern Gulf of California in Baja, Mexico. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.