Attention teachers or students: click here to visit the Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise website’s Education page. It includes great project ideas for your classes that seem very fun and intriguing. It is on an amazing and reliable website, and the projects are based on the documentary found on the site. The projects are a great way to teach people/learn about the Panda of the sea. If you would like to see the whole website, click here: http://vaquita.tv/.
Please watch this short film about the Vaquita! No matter how much one can write, seeing the situation will always be more effective.
Although geographically closer to the Harbor Porpoise off the coast of central California around 1,500 miles away, the Vaquita is more closely related to a Southern Hemisphere species of porpoise, the Burmeister’s Porpoise. The Burmeister’s Porpoise occurs some 3,000 miles away in Peru, and further south. Most likely, the Vaquita evolved from an ancestral population that moved northward into the Gulf of California around one million years ago during the Pleistocene era.
I recommend everyone should take 5 minutes to download the “Vaquita: Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise” movie on iTunes for free! Also found on vaquita.tv (Blogroll), it is an extremely informative movie about the Vaquita, filmed and narrated by Chris Johnson.
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.