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For a shy porpoise, rare good news

For a shy porpoise, rare good news

New research suggests that vaquitas are not doomed to extinction by inbreeding.
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For a shy porpoise, rare good news

The vaquita, a shy porpoise from Mexico with panda-like eyes, is one of the world’s most endangered animals. Only about 10 remain. But now there’s some rare good news about their chance for survival

Vaquitas could soon be extinct. Mexico will largely determine their fate

Vaquitas could soon be extinct. Mexico will largely determine their fate

Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.
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Devastating disease in dolphins linked to extreme downpours, researcher says

In recent years, a devastating skin disease has afflicted some dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Research by Pádraig Duignan of the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, shows that climate change is to blame.

Big step forward for $50 billion plan to save Louisiana coast
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Big step forward for $50 billion plan to save Louisiana coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
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