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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:59 PM

15. A captive breeding program was attempted and abandoned...

A captured female died shortly after capture, and a juvenile was showing signs of stress and released.
I'm just praying that the surveys are inaccurate and there are more hidden away somewhere.
Apparently they hide out in shallow bays and can spend much of their time inactive.

I've been gathering information since I found how critical the situation was. Here are some good links I've found:
https://seashepherd.org/campaigns/milagro/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaquita

https://www.vaquitacpr.org/

There are a couple of good articles on Motherjones.com (just search for vaquita). Both have the same author. The good news (But maybe too little too late) is that the courts are forcing the U.S. to ban imports of fish illegally caught in this area. The fact that the fishermen are attacking Sea Shepherd means that they are making headway.

Also here are a couple of good books I've found on Amazon. They are going to be my next read.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1610919319/?coliid=I20FUQ2O9Z2S0Y&colid=3VKCPWS81BV8O&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1507755775/?coliid=I1GA1FAZY8YHRK&colid=3VKCPWS81BV8O&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
And a vaquita that is safe to hold as your own:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767LV4LN/?coliid=I13RWKI410Z29R&colid=3VKCPWS81BV8O&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I've been reading books on individual cetacean species, and I've finished one on the right whale, the beluga, the narwhal, the gray whale (have a second to finish), and was researching my next when I decided to make it the vaquita. That is how I caught up. As I said I've been panicked and sending e-mails. Sent one to the artist John Perry who was involved in the Save the Whales campaigns of the '70's. He wasn't aware the situation was so critical either. I don't know what his plans are, but I suggested he contact Homero Aridjis who was central to the efforts to preserve monarch butterfly habitat and protect the San Ignacio lagoon from a proposed salt plant that Mitsubishi wanted there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homero_Aridjis

I've also e-mailed Rachel Maddow, and the group that is restoring the boat that John Steinbeck was on when he explored the Sea of Cortez:
http://westernflyer.org/

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