As you know, 2017 is the Year of the Vaquita. WhaleTimes has been celebrating all year. If you don’t know about this beautiful creature, it is a porpoise that is only found in the Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California. This shy porpoise has unusual and pretty facial markings and sleek bodies. (Read more about Vaquita)
It is amazing and heartbreaking to think that scientists didn’t even know vaquitas existed until the 1950s. Yet today, they are the most endangered whale in the world. Less than 30 exist.
Today, scientists fear that the vaquita porpoise will become the SECOND whale species in the last decade to become extinct due to human pressures. The fear is that they will disappear forever by the year 2018. Can you even image that in two years a living creature will disappear from the face of the earth forever? Continue reading