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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 01:27 AM

Sundance Winners

Source: Bay Area Reporter

"Sea of Shadows" A highlight of this year's acquisitions was National Geographic's purchase of Oscar-winning film star Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental doc. It focuses on the fate of the vaquita, the world's smallest whale, near extinction as its habitat is obliterated by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who seek the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, described by some as the "cocaine of the sea."

Read more: https://ebar.com/arts_&_culture/movies/272181



Less than 20 Vaquita porpoises left in the world, YOU CAN HELP!

But the excerpt is slightly in error. The habitat is not being destroyed, but the vaquita are falling victim to the gillnets used to catch the totoaba.

The vaquita are so cute that if there were pictures of live ones, you'd see them everywhere, but they are shy and elusive.

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

More about the fight to save the vaquita:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142258277

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:21 AM

1. OMG. I'll read up on this. Evil people are decimating the creatures of the world.

And ruining the environment.

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:50 AM

2. It's absolutely horrific. The men fishing for the totoaba are dead wrong to pursue it, also.

The whole thing is an absolute intentional catastrophe.

I hope this film might be able to get the attention of some people capable of creating a solution for this unnecessary destruction of a beautiful species just for a temporary gain.

Thank you, rwsanders.

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