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The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

Scientists find vaquita populations continue to plummet, calling for more research and greater protections.

Listening to Sperm Whale Sonar

Amazing. A few years ago in the Gulf of California, we found ourselves surrounded by a pod of female sperm whales sleeping peacefully like massive logs in a calm sea. One, followed closely by a seemingly protective companion, had a baby so new that it still trailed an umbilical cord as it swam with tail…