Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the 'panda of the sea,' is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monitoring the vaquita for decades show there are fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the wild.  The vaquita only lives in the upper Gulf of California.

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Searchers in Mexico capture rare vaquita porpoise calf, release it

No one has ever captured the highly endangered animal 'even for a brief period of time'

Fri 20 Oct 17 from The Hindu

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