Net Loss: Vaquita Facing Imminent Extinction From Illegal Fishing

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Net Loss: Vaquita Facing Imminent Extinction From Illegal Fishing
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Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series
Net Loss: Vaquita Facing Imminent Extinction from Illegal Fishing
Barbara Taylor, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Time: 7–8 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Public: $8
Students/Educators: $5
Aquarium Members: Free
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016

Vaquitas are the most endangered marine mammal in the world and are only found in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Their primary threat is death in gillnets, which until very recently supplied shrimp to the U.S. market. The catastrophic 80% decline since 2011 results from illegal sales of an endangered fish, the totoaba, to markets in China. Learn results from a recent survey that can illustrate just how dire the situation is for teh vaquitas, and find out what the Mexican government is doing to try to save this small porpoise from extinction. Don't miss this exciting and timely talk.

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By: Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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