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I made the vaquita thread a few days ago.

I'm just checking to see if any of you guys remember it. My goal with this post is to remind you of the plight of the vaquita so you don't forget. I believe in cause and effect and I think raising awareness of this amazing endangered animal will help. Most people haven't even heard of vaquitas, and I want to help change that.
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Informacion en castellano
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Vaquitas have one of the most limited ranges of all cetaceans. They only live in a small part of the gulf of California.
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>Vaquita Porpoise Faces Imminent Extinction--Can It Be Saved?

>Drastic measures are needed to rescue vaquitas in the Gulf of California.

By Virginia Morell, for National Geographic

>Only 97 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Their steep decline is blamed largely on illegal gill-net fishing in the Gulf of California.

"The vaquita, a small porpoise found only in the Gulf of California, is rapidly going extinct, an international team of scientists reported earlier this month.

The researchers say that the marine mammals--whose name means "little cow" in Spanish--are accidentally drowning in the gill nets local fishers deploy for fish and shrimp. A mere 97 vaquitas remain.

Vaquitas are shy creatures, and rarely seen, except when they're pulled to the surface--dead--in nets. They've been known to science only since 1958, when three skulls were found on a beach. At the time, it was thought that they numbered in the low thousands. Scientists and fishers alike say the animals, with their pretty facial markings ("they look like they're wearing lipstick and mascara," one scientist said) and sleek bodies, are endearing.

There's danger now that the porpoises will become the second cetacean (the first was the baiji, or Chinese river dolphin) to succumb to human pressures, most likely disappearing forever by 2018.

"It's a complete disappointment for everybody, because we've all been working hard to turn this around, and the [Mexican] government has addressed this from the highest level possible," said Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, a cetacean conservation specialist at Mexico's Commission of Natural Protected Areas and a member of the team.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140813-vaquita-gulf-california-mexico-totoaba-gillnetting-china-baiji/
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why do brownies destroy everything they touch?
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>>25838576
You need to release yourself from the dogma that life is a good thing, or, more exactly, that this species is better off existing than being extinct.
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>>25838576
Fishfaggots plz go

Nobody wants to hear you gillfuckers blather on.
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But the question is, is it good for sex?
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>>25839041

Oh, really? You'd rather see "Little Caesar's" threads and "tendies storeis" or bullshit like that?
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>>25838576
>looks like a porpoise got raped by a dolphin

>>25839217
2bh yeah
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>>25839021

Why is the life of a vaquita so terrible that they'd be better off dead, aside from the fact that people are killing/maiming them with nets?
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>>25839021
tbqh youre better off dead m8
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>>25839041

Vaquitas are actually mammals, and they have blowholes, not gills.
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why should I care about a fish while humans such as myself continue to live in suffering
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>>25839021
>You need to release yourself from the dogma that life is a good thing, or, more exactly, that this species is better off existing than being extinct.
Pic of you btw
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>>25838576
I remember your vaquita thread. I wish I could help save them :(
but I'm poor
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>>25839877

Start talking about them a bit.

Just mention to someone what vaquitas are, where they live, and that they're endangered due to being caught in fish nets.

I'm sure you can work this into a conversation somehow.

The chain of causality works in strange ways.
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>>25839843

Maybe doing something to help the vaquitas would help you feel better.
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Never knew about vaquitas, thanks OP.
Unfortunately, they're probably fucked since they can only be found in the Gulf of Mexico.
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>>25840025
Ok I will.
Do you know if they have captive breeding programmes for vaquitas?
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>>25840142

>Never knew about vaquitas, thanks OP.

You're most welcome.

>Unfortunately, they're probably fucked since they can only be found in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf of California, actually. Yes, their prospects for long-term survival are not very good, but maybe that can change.
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>>25840025
I signed a petition to ban gillnet fishing permanently. And shared it on facebook
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>>25840149

>Ok I will.

Awesome, thanks.

>Do you know if they have captive breeding programmes for vaquitas?

They don't, no. Vaquitas are delicate, and capturing them to take them into captivity is too risky.
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How much autism would you say you have? Ballpark figure is fine
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>lets keep this dying species alive because it's cute
>it's not like species go extinct all the time you guys, amirite? Lol
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>>25840198

Great to hear.
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>>25840271

The vaquita is dying because people are killing them via illegal fishing.

It's not just because it's cute that I want to save them. They're a part of the Gulf of California's biodiversity, and they're very intelligent animals.

And they suffer a lot when they're killed in illegal fishing.

It's not just that they're dying out--it's that people are literally killing them to the point where they're likely to go extinct soon.
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>>25840299
Are the vaquitas themselves targeted or are they just by-catch?
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>>25840335

By-catch. A lot of the time the fishers who end up killing vaquita do so while poaching totoaba fish (which themselves are critically endangered).
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>>25840398
How did you come to learn about the plight of the vaquita?
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I would help but I'm not even from mericlap or rich or have social media accounts. I will make these threads once a week on some of the boards though
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>>25840502

From the Internet. Here are some sites with more info

http://www.vivavaquita.org/

http://www.savethewhales.org/vaquita.html
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>>25840644
Thanks OP. I will do my bit to raise awareness. I hope gillnet fishing is stamped out there.
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