30 Sep '15, 6pm

World's Tiniest Porpoise Will Probably Go Extinct

World's Tiniest Porpoise Will Probably Go Extinct

World’s Tiniest Porpoise Will Probably Go Extinct 0 Tweet by Brianne Hogan September 30, 2015 Categories: Animals . Thanks a lot, poachers. Only 50 vaquitas are left in the northern Gulf of California, which would make it the first porpoise species to go extinct in North America in modern times. Vaquitas are cute. They’re small — no bigger than a large loaf a bread — and have big eyes and a permanent grin. Who would ever want to harm these wonderful creatures? Well, poachers for one. Unsurprisingly. It turns out that poachers, while targeting another endangered fish — the totoaba — are killing the vaquita in the process. Nice. “It’s a large sea bass that only exists in the Gulf of California,” Mike Osborn with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, told ABC 10 News. “One of the hottest commodities out of Mexico right now, and again something that’s heading to Asia for the food t...

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