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New conservation efforts underway for nearly extinct Vaquita porpoise




The vaquita is a type of porpoise found only in the Gulf of California off Baja, Mexico.
The vaquita is a type of porpoise found only in the Gulf of California off Baja, Mexico.
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Now to the fate of the Vaquita - a type of porpoise that is perilously close to extinction.

It swims off the coast of Baja California in the Sea of Cortez and the Vaquita population has dipped below 100.

Last spring Take Two talked about the threat facing the "little cow" -- that's its name translated into English - but there are some new conservation efforts on the horizon.

Catalina Lopez is a scholar in residence at UC Riverside researching bio-diversity and she works as a liaison between fisherman and scientists. She joins Take Two for more on the porpoise.