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.
The numerical value of vaquita in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of vaquita in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.
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