The population of the reclusive porpoises has dropped to about 30, in part because they get caught in nets set for the totoaba fish
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a critically endangered porpoise species endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California, October 19, 2008. (Photo: NOAA via Wikimedia), photo: NOAA via Wikimedia
05 of April 2017 13:14:35
MEXICO CITY – Mexico's National Resources and Environmental Secretariat (Semarnat) says the plan to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises won't begin until autumn because waters in the Gulf of California will be calmer then.