The smallest marine mammal has only 10 remaining individuals in the world

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The Vaquita porpoise, the smallest marine mammal, has only 10 individuals left swimming in Baja California, Mexico. Because the Vaquita is 1.2 – 1.5 meters, it is caught as bycatch quite often, especially since there is a lot of illegal gillnetting activity in the area. Research shows that The Vaquita DNA is encoded with genes that would help them recover if the gillnetting activity is stopped.

 

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