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UA lectures to focus on endangered vaquita porpoises

UA's free Science Tumamoc Hill lectures will focus on the world's smallest porpoise, Mexico's vaquita, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal gill net fishing.... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Lax enforcement to save dying porpoise species stirs environmentalists to act

Activists from around the world are working to save the endangered vaquita, or "sea panda," from a fate tied to the Chinese black market. ... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Fisherman struggle to maintain livelihood and porpoise population

Fishing has been the lifeblood of this 5,000-family village for a century but gillnets were banned here four years ago to protect the vaquita marina. With fewer of 30 of the little porpoises left. ... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Saving a porpoise by protecting a fish

Chinese demand for illegally hunted totoaba in the Sea of Cortez has snared vaquitas — an endangered species of porpoise — in gillnets, driving their numbers down to 30 in the wild, if not lower. ... Read more»