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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. Fewer than thirty vaquitas remain, according to a report by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA).

On Vaquita Day, Aquarium guests can attend a special presentation at 11:00 a.m. by Brooke Bessesen, participate in a vaquita selfie station using the hashtag #4aporpoise, the event also includes films, a game, and shows.

About the Speaker

Brooke Bessesen, author of Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez, has worked with wildlife for more than three decades, from veterinary medicine to field biology rescue.