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vaquita, Phocoena sinus(noun)
a short porpoise that lives in the Gulf of California; an endangered species
A small porpoise, Phocoena sinus, found off California
Origin: vaquita, diminutive of vaca
The vaquita is a rare species of porpoise. It is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Estimates of the number of individuals alive range from 100 to 300. The word "vaquita" is Spanish for little cow. Since the baiji is believed to have gone extinct in 2006, the vaquita has taken on the title of the most endangered cetacean in the world. Other names include cochito, Gulf of California harbor porpoise, Gulf of California porpoise, and gulf porpoise.
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It's not visible to the vaquita.
The vaquita can't recover in two years, because they only reproduce every two years, and only 25 of those left are of reproducing age, in order to recover a population of 5,000 individuals, there will have to be a long range plan of 20 or 30 years.
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