A combined visual and acoustic estimate of 2008 abundance, and change in abundance since 1997, for the vaquita, Phocoena sinus

Gerrodette, Tim; Taylor, Barbara L.; Swift, René; Rankin, Shannon; Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando M.; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo
Marine Mammal Science (2010)

A line-transect survey for the critically endangered vaquita, Phocoena sinus, was carried out in October–November 2008, in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Areas with deeper water were sampled visually…


Saving the Vaquita: Immediate action, not more data

JARAMILLO-LEGORRETA, ARMANDO; ROJAS-BRACHO, LORENZO; BROWNELL, ROBERT L.; READ, ANDREW J.; REEVES, RANDALL R.; RALLS, KATHERINE; TAYLOR, BARBARA L.
Conservation Biology (2007)

The recent likely extinction of the baiji (Chinese river dolphin [Lipotes vexillifer]) (Turvey et al. 2007) makes the vaquita (Gulf of California porpoise [Phocoena sinus]) the most endangered cetacean. The…