Environment

May 1, 2018

Rare Vaquita Faces Extinction With Only 12 Left in the Wild

The world is on the cusp of losing another important species, as new reports estimate that just 12 vaquitas remain in the wild. This small porpoise, which lives in the northern part of the Gulf of California, has been in danger for quite some time, with the population declining from 600 in 1997 down to 30 in 2017. Now, word is spreading that with just one dozen left, the vaquita's future is in critical condition.

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