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  1. vaquita, Phocoena sinus(noun)

    a short porpoise that lives in the Gulf of California; an endangered species

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  1. vaquita(Noun)

    A small porpoise, Phocoena sinus, found off California

  2. Origin: vaquita, diminutive of vaca

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  1. Vaquita

    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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