Education page

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/.

Evolution

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.