Still Waters Posted December 16, 2016 #1 Share Posted December 16, 2016 (IP: Staff) · Mexican authorities and scientists are trying to save the world's smallest porpoise by capturing illegal "ghost" fishing nets. They have managed to remove more than 100 dumped or lost nets left floating in the sea from October to December. Local fishermen and conservationists helped to trawl 11,814km (7,340 miles) in the Gulf of California, the only area where the vaquita porpoise live. Its population is estimated to be down to about 60 individuals. Conservationists say they fear the porpoise will be extinct by 2022. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38339483 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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