FREQUENTLY ASKED VAQUITA QUESTIONS
Q: Do Vaquita mate for life?
NO, NO CETACEANS DO.
Q: What is their gestation period?
ABOUT 11 MONTHS.
Q: How long do the calves nurse?
EXPERTS ARE NOT SURE, BUT BELIEVE ABOUT 6 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR.
Q: How many calves do they have at once?
JUST ONE EVERY OTHER YEAR.
Q: How fast can they swim?
EXPERTS ARE NOT SURE, BUT IF SIMILAR TO OTHER PORPOISE SPECIES, NOT VERY FAST.
Q: Where do they live?
THE NORTHERNMOST TIP OF THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA (SEA OF CORTÉS).
Q: How long is an adult Vaquita?
Q: How long is the Vaquita at birth?
Q: What is the average lifespan of the Vaquita?
ABOUT 20 YEARS.
Q: What do they eat?
SQUID AND LOCAL FISH, SUCH AS CROAKERS AND GRUNTS.
*Special thanks to Dr. Thomas A. Jefferson
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