>The vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is considered by many to be the rarest and most-endangered species of marine mammal in the world. It is Critically Endangered with an estimated 245 remaining in 2008 and less than 100 in 2014 (CIRVA 2014). It is the smallest of only seven species of true porpoises, and is the only one that lives in warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found in a tiny area in the extreme northern Gulf of California, near Baja California, Mexico.
I want to save the vaquita.
Does it do anything cool? Can we make anything cool out of it? Is it essential to any ecosystems? (obv not) Is it us that is driving it to extinction?
The answer to all of those is no, so fuck off and deal with the fact that species die.
Poaching for other endangered animals is one of their major killers. A lot of people don't even care about vaquitas enough to kill them--they get killed because people are trying to kill other animals and the vaquitas sort of just get caught up in all of it. And caught in the nets.
Let's help our sea dwelling bros.
The idea is, I imagine, it might have uses that are yet unknown.
I just wondered >>25763533, if it's possible to extract its makeup somehow to store and reproduce it at a later time.
>The idea is, I imagine, it might have uses that are yet unknown.
The reason I want to save the vaquita is because I feel for them. Not because I think they have some utility as resources to humans.
I care about other humans even if they're not a resource to me. So why shouldn't I care for the vaquita?
It's always a shame when a species goes extinct, since each one is unique. In a way each one is like a unicorn. There is nothing else the same as it. They are the only of their kind.
Still dinosaurs, mammoths, and tons of other animals have gone extinct. Most animals that ever lived are extinct. Yet we still have diversity because whatever is left eventually evolves to branch out and diversify itself too.
Modern lions are in the process of evolving. Females with manes and male typical behavior are appearing. The reasoning is they make it look like the pride has more males, so rival prides are less likely to pick a fight with them. Over time I can see all lions evolving to have males, masculine females as back up, and feminine females to hunt because lack of mane is better camo. (males have manes to protect their necks in fights and females don't because they are the hunters and need to stay hidden)
Dinosaurs didn't "go extinct" in the way the vaquita might.
They produced descendants that mutated over time and now are the birds we have today.
The vaquita hasn't produced any mutated children that will survive. It's its own thing (at least for now) and they might just die out.
>Modern lions are in the process of evolving. Females with manes and male typical behavior are appearing. The reasoning is they make it look like the pride has more males, so rival prides are less likely to pick a fight with them. Over time I can see all lions evolving to have males, masculine females as back up, and feminine females to hunt because lack of mane is better camo. (males have manes to protect their necks in fights and females don't because they are the hunters and need to stay hidden)
That's really fascinating though, I had no idea. Thanks for the info.
"Gill nets" are a major cause of death for vaquitas.
>In order to save the Vaquita all the gill nets must come out of their habitat very quickly. Saving this species will require substantial financial resources, support for the communities, fishermen that are making the needed changes, constant and vigilant enforcement. If successful, saving the vaquita will provide another example that eco-tourism works with humans and porpoises sharing coastal waters.
>Scientists agree that the only solution to this dire problem is to totally eliminate fishing with gillnets in the vaquita habitat. This can be accomplished through a combination of buying out some fishermen and converting them to other livelihoods and compensating remaining fishermen to use alternative fishing methods that do not endanger the vaquita.
>The depressed robot (Robotum depressum) is considered at times to be the rarest and most-endangered population of subsocial mammal in the world. It is Critically Endangered with an estimated subboard of an imageboard remaining in 2014 and a fraction of that population in 2016 (strawpoll.me 2016). It is the rarest of only seven diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders, and is the only one that lives in comfortable confines of their homes. It is found in a tiny area in the extremities of their rooms.
way I see it the animals that survive are the ones that can steer clear of human ways
Like in my suburban city squirrels, scrub jays, and mourning doves are common, but not bears. Those little animals can live among us in our backyard without getting in the way. Bears wouldn't have enough to eat around here. So the little ones survive.
Animals like that one just keep getting in the way. They will die out. Those who survive are the ones that don't get in our way.
not sure why other whale like creatures around its size aren't dying out for the same reason though. Like dolphins
I truly, honestly believe that spreading awareness of an issue helps, no matter where that awareness is spread.
There are some people on this board who do care about animals. They are going to read this and think about it, and maybe (through the incredible chain of cause and effect) end up making a difference somehow.
Every little bit helps. One dollar, one minute spent thinking, one post.
It all adds up.
Think about it. This is an animal which has been royally screwed over. It has its own little spot and people came and screwed up its life.
I am someone who has been badly screwed over myself. Screwed by the system.
My sympathies lie with the vaquita.
The weak die out, the strong live.
I would only care about that fucking fish if it's tasty as fuck, but all the dolphin I've had tastes like shit.
No sympathy for pointless waterniggers
>The weak die out, the strong live.
That's not how natural selection even works.
The best at reproducking live on in new generations, and those who don't reproduce well given current conditions die out.
"Strength" doesn't necessarily make you a better reproducer.
And it's not even that the vaquita is weak. It's that people have come in and started killing them while trying to kill fish.
sounds terrible op. I wish I could help but honestly, like mist other robots on here, I don't have the money or needs to travel to put a stop to this. I take it that the Vaquita is being killed off by dumb minorities who don't know any better and probably still wear leather thongs as clothes. Try taking this issue to some people that do have the means to stop this like (dare i say it) reddit.
Op this is my favourite thread today. For many reasons.
I will help you save the vakweetah