The vaquita is unique among the porpoises as it is the only species of porpoises found in warm waters. Also, it is the rarest of all aquatic mammals. They are so rare that until recently, people thought vaquitas were mythical creatures, as few had ever seen one. Today, they’re only found in the Gulf of California and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
The window of opportunity for saving them is closing fast, but extinction is still preventable. You can help by simply spreading the word. The uproar from scientific and conservational communities led to the ban on fish gillnets in the upper Gulf, and more efforts like that are still direly needed.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No