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Monterey Bay Aquarium joins fight to save endangered porpoise

Published Thursday July 28

MONTEREY >> The Monterey Bay Aquarium has joined the international fight to save the vaquita, the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise.

The 100-pound, 5-foot long, toothed whale only lives in the northern pocket of the Gulf of Cali. Mexico. Only sixty remain in the wild.

Vaquitas are accidentally killed by fishing nets for shrimp and illegal nets for endangered fish, which have cut the vaquita population 92 percent since 1997.

On Jul nine the aquarium released a video on the vaquita’s plight which garnered nearly 158,000 views on Facebook. It’s also played in the aquarium’s

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