The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise. It is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Estimates of the number of individuals alive range from 100 to 500 making it amongst the most...
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise. It is endemic to the
northern part of the Gulf of California. The estimated number of individuals ...
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They have 16-22 pairs of teeth in their upper jaw and 17-20 pairs in their lower jaw.
There are an estimated 245 vaquitas
remaining (according to a 2008 study ), and the population may be declining by as much as 15% each year. TI - A combined visual and acoustic est... More »
Aug 14, 2014 ... A scientific team commissioned by Mexico says vaquitas could be extinct by 2018
if gillnetting isn't banned immediately.
The vaquita is a very small porpoise that lives solely in the Gulf of California,
Mexico. The species is Critically Endangered primarily as a result of
Jul 8, 2013 ... Vaquita photo taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08) from the Secretaria de
Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), within a ...
Mexico's only endemic marine mammal, the vaquita is a slender porpoise with
distinctive dark rings around the eyes and mouth. It is the world's smallest and ...
The tiny vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is found only in the shallow waters of
the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. It is the most endangered of the 128 ...