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Vaquita photo taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08) from the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), within a natural protected area subject to special management and decreed as such by the Mexican Government. Photo by Paula Olson (NOAA Contractor).

Join us at the Aquarium to learn more about the smallest and most endangered porpoise.

You can help the Aquarium of the Pacific spread the word about a critically endangered species on International Save the Vaquita Day. Found only in the northern part of the Gulf of California, Mexico, the vaquita porpoise is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Approximately ten vaquitas remain, according to a report by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA).

On Vaquita Day, Aquarium guests can participate in a vaquita selfie station using the hashtag #4aporpoise. The event also includes films, a game, and shows.