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  • 10 May, 2020

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Panda of the sea

Vaquita Porpoise

  • With an estimated 30 or fewer individuals remaining, vaquita porpoise — the world's most endangered marine mammal — may go extinct by 2018 if no action is taken to save them, a new study warns.
  • Known as the 'panda of the sea' because of its distinctive markings, the vaquita is endemic to the Upper Gulf of California.
  • Unsustainable fishing practices and illegal wildlife trade driven by demand for the swim bladder, has caused the vaquita population to plummet.
  • Listed as the most endangered cetacean in the world these mammals are often accidentally killed in gillnets also.

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