WWF’s successes of 2013

As the year draws to a close, WWF takes a look back on the wonderful year of 2013 in their “15 WWF Success Stories of 2013.” Of course, the biggest Vaquita news in recent memory took place this June in the form of the Official Norm law, a new regulation that guarantees that all shrimp gillnets will be phased into Vaquita-safe trawls within the next 3 years! The Vaquita is featured at number 6 on the list because it was WWF’s petition (which garnered over 38,000 signatures from 127 countries) that caused the law in the first place. We cannot give enough thanks to WWF and everyone else that has helped the Vaquita so far in its eventful, 55-year history with us (the Vaquita was discovered in 1958). Let’s have a toast to a great 2014 for the Vaquita!

My sister and I came up with a fun holiday activity to find out your Vaquita name! For example, my name is Aidan and I was born in March, so my Vaquita name would be, “Vita Marina.” Have fun and please share!

What's your Vaquita name?

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Difference Quiz

The male and female Vaquita are exactly the same, except for

A) their eye- and mouth-patch color.

B) their vocalizations.

C) their size.

D) their speed.

*I have decided to try something new. Every now and then I will post a multiple choice question to test your Vaquita knowledge. 🙂 Try to answer it on your own, but please, if you have any problems, use this or any site on the blogroll. Google works too. When you think you have the right answer, leave a comment with that letter, and I will have a post congratulating the first person to correctly answer the question. The point of this is to have fun and get involved in Vaquita research. Good luck!