totoaba

12.17.16

Will 2017 Be the Year We Lose the World’s Smallest Porpoise?

Only 60 of these endangered porpoises remain, and scientists are making last-ditch efforts to save the imperiled species.

10.15.15

The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline

New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.

8.14.15

​The Race to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left, and it's all due to the illegal poaching of a fish that lives in the same waters.

5.28.15

These Porpoises May Go Extinct Because Fish Bladders Are Delicious

A rare fish called the totoaba—whose swim bladder can fetch up to $650,000 on the black market—is sitting dead-center in a global dust-up between Greenpeace, government regulators, and high-seas smugglers. Even worse, totoaba poachers are scooping up...

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