Critically endangered porpoise could be extinct in four years

December 10, 2014 2:03 PM

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Critically endangered porpoise could be extinct in four years

The rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world could go extinct in four years without stepped-up enforcement measures, new research suggests.

Vaquitas, rare porpoises that live off the coast of Mexico, have been dying in droves, because the animals get caught in fishing nets. Now, a new study shows that governments are doing little to protect the animals against illegal fishing nets.

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