There are seven species of porpoise worldwide: the Vaquita, the Burmeister’s Porpoise, the Spectacled Porpoise, the Harbor Porpoise, the Dall’s Porpoise, the Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoise, and the Narrow-ridged Finless Porpoise.
Like a web,
devoured my soul.
With invisible hands,
gouged my body.
Like a whirlpool,
sucked me in;
stabbing me with knives,
wrapping me up.
I rolled to escape
but it was no use.
stopped my heart.
Vaquita are rarely seen in water deeper than 100 feet. In fact, sometimes they go into water so shallow that their backs have to protrude from the surface!
The sea rose, engulfing the boat.
Water pouring in, twas impossible to float.
Lightning pounding, thunder resounding,
The clouds came rolling in,
Like a field of wheat in the breeze.
Finally, it was time to begin.
I unrolled the nets, set out the floats,
Baited the trap, and then let go.
About this story I have wrote
To inform you, one who has found my boat,
That on this day, a small porpoise got trapped in my nets.
Going shrimping on this day is an action I regret.
No one should set out their nets.
A fin proudly breaks the surface, creating a ripple,
Attracting gulls, scaring fish.
The fin slowly declines, again creating a wake.
When all seems lost, it will reappear.