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by February 5, 2014
Vaquita Marina top of the endangered species list
The Vaquita Marina is a very small cetacean that inhabits only the upper Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Its peaceful existence has begun to be threatened mainly by nets used by coastal fishermen that lead to their deaths. Failure to take the necessary measures to correct this immediately, will affect the population of this species which will have little chance of survival. These mammals are related to whales and dolphins, in which the adults could measure up to five feet long and weigh up to 100 kilos. They are gray and have an uneven dark spot around their eyes, lip area and chin. The young mammals are characterized by being a little darker and its fin is similar to that of sharks. They feed on fish and their natural predators are the orca and sharks.
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