Gulf Porpoise
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise. It is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Estimates of the number of individuals alive range from 100 to 300. The word "vaquita" is Spanish for little cow. Since the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) is believed to have gone extinct in 2006, the vaquita has taken on the title of the most endangered cetacean in the world.
Other names include cochito, desert porpoise, Gulf of California harbor porpoise, Gulf of California porpoise, and gulf porpoise.

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Vaquita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise. It is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Estimates of the number of individuals alive  ...
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Vaquita / Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena sinus ...
Jul 8, 2013 ... Vaquita photo taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08) from the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), within a ...
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/vaquita.htm
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Vaquita | Basic Facts About Vaquitas | Defenders of Wildlife
Feb 22, 2012 ... The vaquita (Phocoena sinus), also known as the Gulf of California harbor porpoise, is the smallest and rarest of the cetaceans - which include ...
www.defenders.org/vaquita/basic-facts
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WWF - Vaquita
The vaquita is a very small porpoise that lives solely in the Gulf of California, Mexico. The species is Critically Endangered primarily as a result of entanglement ...
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Vaquita | Species | WWF
In the upper part of Mexico's Gulf of California lives the world's smallest porpoise, the vaquita. Rare and elusive, this little porpoise wasn't discovered until 1958.
worldwildlife.org/species/vaquita
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Phocoena sinus (Cochito, Gulf Of California Harbour Porpoise, Gulf ...
English, –, Vaquita, Gulf Porpoise, Gulf Of California Porpoise, Gulf Of ... Criterion A4d: Given what is known about fishing history in the northern Gulf of ...
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Vaquita Life History and Facts | Vaquita - Last Chance for the Desert ...
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise endemic to the northern extreme of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. It is the most ...
vaquita.tv/about-vaquita/vaquita-life-history-facts/
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STW - Help Save the Vaquita!!! The World's Most-Endangered ...
Thomas A. Jefferson, Ph.D. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus, often previously called the Gulf of California harbor porpoise) has been recognized as a rare and ...
www.savethewhales.org/vaquita.html
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Gulf of California Porpoise - Cousteau
The vaquita, also known as vaquita marina and Gulf of California porpoise, is the world's smallest porpoise and probably the smallest cetacean, no more than ...
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Vaquita videos, photos and facts - Phocoena sinus | ARKive
It also has the distinction of being the smallest porpoise species (2), a group of ... Also known as: cochito, Gulf of California harbour porpoise, Gulf of California ...
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Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico - UCF ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico - The largest ... from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central ...
Harbor Porpoise Rescue @ National Geographic Magazine
That prompted Duke University biologist Andy Read to work with herring ... Tagged harbor porpoises from the Gulf of Maine have been sighted as far away as ...
Dolphin Biology Expeditions : Experience Dolphin Biology
Faculty Member and Research Associate Scientist, Texas A&M University (since ... at 'Sapienza' University of Rome, investigating dolphin abundance in the Gulf ...
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
A rather stout, short-beaked (seldom more than 75 mm long) dolphin with ... This is the most common cetacean of the Gulf of Mexico and along the Texas coast.
Harbor Porpoise - University of New England
Harbor Porpoise. ... There are 10 stocks, or distinct populations in the U.S., including one for the Gulf of Maine-Bay of Fundy; They do have some seasonal ...
Golden Gate Cetacean Research
Bottlenose Dolphin spyhopping in Fort Point Cove, San Francisco ... San Francisco State University; California Academy of Sciences; Gulf of the Farallones National ... Marc has studied small cetaceans including harbor porpoises (Gulf of the ...
The Vaquita - Gulf of California harbor porpoise
Rarely sighted small mammal is victim of fishermen's nets in Gulf of California ... National Autonomous University (UNAM), has discovered vaquita feeding in the ...
Vaquita / Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena sinus ...
Jul 8, 2013 ... Family: Phocoenidae ... Vaquitas, also known as the "Gulf of California porpoise" or "Cochito," are .... Princeton, Princeton University Press. p.
Bottlenose dolphin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, Dr. Read of Duke University, a porpoise expert researching similar cases of porpoise killings that had ... They were later rescued in the Gulf of Mexico.
Were Multiple Stressors a 'Perfect Storm'for Northern Gulf of Mexico ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... Current address: Department of Marine Science, University of .... Location of dolphin strandings in the northern Gulf of Mexico, January through ...
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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
(1.5 m) Diet: Fish, squid Gestation period: Possibly 300-330 days Longevity: 6-10 years Habitat: Saltwater coastal areas Range: Gulf of California The Gulf of California porpoise, also known in Spanish as the vaquita or cochito, belongs to a ...
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific ...
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific ...
Stephen Leatherwood, 1988
Other Common Names Gulf of California harbor porpoise; cochito (Latin American); kogashira nezumi iruka (Japanese); kaliforniyskaya mor- skaya svin' ya (Russian). Description Females attain body lengths of up to 1 50 cm; males, 140 cm.
Proposed Gulf of Alaska/Cook Inlet Lease Sale 88: Final ...
Proposed Gulf of Alaska/Cook Inlet Lease Sale 88: Final ...
1984
If the inlet population has exceeded carrying capacity and suitable habitat in the Gulf is limited, the Yakutat animals may represent excess individuals from ... Pall's Porpoise: Dall's porpoise are present year-round throughout the Gulf of Alaska.
The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History
The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History
2012
"[Thurston's] definition of “Atlantic Coast” encompasses more than the region south of the Gulf of Maine. And that is good By ignoring political boundaries in favor of natural divisions, Mr. Thurston paints a clearer picture of the plants and animals of the region, the ecological niches they inhabit and the problems tormenting them."...
Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales: 1994-1998 Action Plan for ...
Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales: 1994-1998 Action Plan for ...
Randall R. Reeves, Stephen Leatherwood, IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group, 1994
ery bycatch of the porpoise population in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy is probably unsustainable (Marine Mammals Investigation 1992, Read et al. 1993). Canada has listed the species as Threatened in east-coast waters (see Gaskin ...
The Vaquita: The Biology of an Endangered Porpoise
The Vaquita: The Biology of an Endangered Porpoise
2013
Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky is a 13-year-old boy from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He plays tennis about 20 hours a week, and aspires to become a professional one day. He also does a lot of birding, and loves being outdoors. But perhaps his favorite thing to do is Vaquita conservation. He has been working on Vaquita conservation since 2010. He runs a blog call...
Porpoises
Porpoises
Andrew J. Read, 1999
This species is much darker than the harbor porpoise, with a lead-gray back and sides and a lighter gray belly. Like the harbor ... This species is found only in a tiny area of the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico, also known as the Sea of Cortez.
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Gulf Porpoise
Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 4, Harbor Porpoise | RINHS
Posted on December 13, 2013.
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The Vaquita is a Porpoise | Baja Good Life Club
The Vaquita is a porpoise source - www. vivavaquita.
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Stranded dolphin is rescued, set free in the Gulf of Mexico (USA) | The ocean update
October 10th, 2013. The ordeal for a dolphin stranded in a shallow lagoon near Tigertail Beach on Marco Island ended happily Thursday afternoon, six hours after it was first spotted.
whalesandmarinefauna.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/stranded-dolphin-is-rescued-set-free-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-usa/
Dolphin Vandal Convicted - WDC
A man suspected of shooting a dolphin shooting has been convicted.
uk.whales.org/blog/courtneyvail/2013/12/dolphin-vandal-convicted
Gulf of Maine fishing area faces annual shutdown to protect porpoises — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
BOSTON — Fisherman Lou Williams sees plenty of harbor porpoises, usually swimming in small pods well away from his boat, unlike the herds of look-alike dolphins that get close enough to ride his vessel’s wake. A place Williams doesn’t see many porpoises is his nets. “It’s a rare occasion,” said [...] Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Rare sighting of 1,000 dolphins off the Gulf Islands | Globalnews.ca
Passengers sailing from the Gulf Islands to Tsawwassen were lucky witnesses to a natural phenomena when close to 1,000 dolphins came alongside the ferry yesterday afternoon.
globalnews.ca/news/941166/rare-sighting-of-a-1000-dolphins-off-the-gulf-islands/
"Trends in Abundance of the Gulf of Maine Population of Harbor Porpoise" by Paula Ann Olson
Hundreds of harbor porpoise die each year as bycatch in the Gulf of Maine's sink gillnet fishery. In recent years, concern has arisen whether the Gulf of Maine population of harbor porpoise can sustain this level of bycatch. It is believed that the population may have declined, or is declining as a result of the incidental moralities. This paper reviews what is known about Gulf of Maine harbor porpoise demographics and how that information is incorporated into the management of the porpoise/fishery interaction. Included in this paper is a new study on the trend of relative abundance of harbor porpoise off mid-coast Maine 1982 - 1990. Sighting data from a commercial whale watch was used to determine changes in the relative abundance of harbor porpoise over the time period. Relative abundance was calculated as the number of harbor porpoise sighted per nautical mile. Mean annual sighting rates south of Mount Desert Island, Maine increased from a low of 0.17 porpoise per natuical mile in 1984 to a high of 0.54 porpoise per nautical mile in 1990, the last year of this survey. In 1982, the first year of the survey, the mean was 0.30. The increasing trend may represent a redistribution of animals into the study area rather than a large-scale population phenomena. Harbor porpoise distribution may be related to environmental factors such as the density of prey species. to investigate this possibility, I compared the relative density of Atlantic herring, which increased during the survey period, to the relative abundance of harbor porpoise. Herring data was collected within a 30 mile radius of my study area. A positive correlation was found (r= .96). This positive correlation indicates that the increase in the relative abundance of harbor porpoise may be related to the increase in herring, the porpoise's favorite prey in this region.
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Gulf Dolphins Questions & Answers : NOAA Gulf Spill Restoration
www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/2012/03/gulf-dolphins-answers/
A Tiny Dolphin and a Big Problem : The Last Word On Nothing
www.lastwordonnothing.com/2013/08/07/a-tiny-dolphin-and-a-big-problem/
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