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Last Wild Vaquita Porpoises to Be Captured
By Joanna Lentini, October 9, 2017 @ 05:50 PM (EST)
Source: EcoWatch

Vaquita porpoise
 

In a final attempt to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction, wildlife officials will begin rounding up the last remaining individuals this week. Roughly 30 vaquita porpoises remain in the northern Gulf of California. In order to help their numbers rebound, wildlife officials will work with a robot from the U.S. Navy to try to round up the animals.

This is the first attempt to capture the animals and there is much risk in doing so—but it’s a risk they are willing to take. The captured animals will be brought to a pen in the Gulf of California. The idea is that once they are back to a healthy numbers, they will be released back into the wild. Over the last few years, their population has declined by 90% due to entrapment in gillnets, which are used for fishing. 

Read more here.

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