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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:34 AM

Video of a vaquita family (for post 1000)...

The video is 4 months old, and the report is a bit optimistic, but there may be hope. Population estimates have been made by trying to correlate visual observations with acoustic data. But there are wide areas of the Sea of Cortez in the vaquita refuge, where the acoustic buoys have been removed. They are quite expensive and whether it is intentional or not, there are areas where they constantly disappear. So there may be pockets of vaquita that haven't been counted (I hope).



Support Sea Shepherd's efforts please. They are the only ones on the frontlines removing the walls of death killing the vaquita and many other animals in the Sea of Cortez:

https://seashepherd.org/campaigns/milagro/

Just noticed that this is post 1000 for me!!! I love it that this is the one! Can't send money? Show the vaquita some lovin' and rec this post!! Sea Shepherd is working hard to be sure we don't lose the cutest and most endangered marine mammal. Someone who hasn't seen my posts so far is willing to give, but the word needs to spread.

No they don't swim up to us and welcome us into their world like dolphins do, but isn't a little mystery fascinating? Don't we want that creature that makes us wait expectantly hoping to catch the merest glimpse?
The vaquita was first noted in modern times as the fishery in the Sea of Cortez expanded from the south in the 1920's. It was first described in scientific literature in 1958 only based on skulls washed ashore. It was only known to the world in the 1970's. By 1992, the population had declined enough that Jean-Michel Cousteau worked out the first agreement with the government of Mexico to protect the vaquita.
So sweet vaquita, we hardly know you. We can't lose you.

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ornotna Feb 2019 #1
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Karadeniz Feb 2019 #4
Judi Lynn Feb 2019 #5

Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:59 AM

1. rec and a kick

For the Vaquita's. And, your 1000th post.

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:41 AM

2. These Beautiful creatures

must be saved ... Thank You for posting this

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:08 AM

3. K&R, Congrats and Thanks!

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:20 AM

4. Thanks for the hopeful news!

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:25 AM

5. These amazing little ones deserve every possible bit of luck possible.

It's been learned, the hard way that they can't be taken out of their environment and protected, as they simply die.

Somehow the ones who have been killing them must be kept away. It's the only hope for their survival.

Thank you for this information. Hoping like crazy this bit of good news may mean they can make it, in time, if there are enough protectors.

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