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Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres for talking about the critical issue of fishing net entanglement on her show. You can watch her interview with Captain Dave Anderson here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DlIPKvYJ04&sns=em. If you find an entangled or injured ocean animal, call your nearby agency: http://www.savethewhales.org/strandingsD-2.html.
Join ¡Viva Vaquita! at Whalefest on Saturday, January 21 from 9 am-5 pm at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California! They will be giving a special lecture about the Vaquita and showing the documentary “Vaquita: Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise”. Be sure to stop by the ¡Viva Vaquita!/American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter and Save The Whales booths to learn even more about the Vaquita! More information can be found at the link below. Even though I can’t attend (ahhh, the cost of traveling), anyone near or in Cali should head over for a great experience!
As part of their enforcement activities inside the Vaquita refuge, from April-October 2011 PROFEPA has:
– Completed 470 surveillance trips and 22 surveillance flights
– Written 28 inspection reports
– Confiscated 1,887 of product, 95 nets, 26 boats (pangas)
– Arrested 3 fishermen
Great job PROFEPA!
By clicking http://www.savethewhales.org/adoptVV.html, you can find out how to Adopt a Vaquita! A much awaited moment for me, it was a HUGE deal to see this! Please check it out. This is by far the best way to donate to the Vaquita. For $25 (all of which goes to the Vaquita), you get a lot of great Vaquita-related items that make the perfect gift for you or a loved one!
According to http://vaquita.tv/blog/latest-science-news/new-vaquita-population-estimate-250-animals/, the Vaquita population is 250 animals, which is 5 more than the previous update.
I have recently decided to remove the page “Vaquita Vendor” due to lack of activity on the blog. I apologize to anyone waiting for the page to begin running, but I think it is best that I cancel its opening. Anyone who still wants any sort of Vaquita artwork, PLEASE leave a comment below and I will try my best to make a completely personal order.