Vaquita face extinction from bycatch. Comment on Manjarrez-Bringas, N. et al., Lessons for sustainable development: Marine mammal conservation policies and its social and economic effects. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2185

Flessa, Karl; Calderon-Aguilera, Luis; Cintra-Buenrostro, Carlos; Dettman, David; Dietl, Gregory; Goodwin, David; Jacobs, David; Kowalewski, Michal; Nelson, Steven; Rowell, Kirsten; Schöne, Bernd; Smith, Jansen; Zamora-Arroyo, Francisco
Sustainability (2019)

We are among the scientists who have documented the environmental and ecological changes to the Upper Gulf of California following the reduction in the Colorado River’s flow. We object to…


Reply to Flessa, K.W. et al., Comment on Manjarrez-Bringas, N. et al., Lessons for sustainable development: Marine mammal conservation policies and its social and economic effects. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2185—Holistic socio-ecological approach to promote integral public policies to preserve an endangered species: The vaquita marina

Manjarrez-Bringas, Nahieli; Aragón-Noriega, Eugenio Alberto; Beltrán-Morales, Luis Felipe; Cordoba-Matson, Michael Victor; Ortega-Rubio, Alfredo
Sustainability (2019)

...We want to emphasize that more than 90 % of our manuscript is devoted to these local fishermen perception analyses. However, in its final section, our article does refer that…


Porpoises the world over: Diversity in behavior and ecology

Teilmann, Jonas; Sveegaard, Signe
Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes (2019)

Unlike the large number of species of true dolphins, there are only seven porpoise or phocoenid species, inhabiting different habitats and climate zones. They range from ice-covered water in the…


Distribution and habitat use of a cryptic small cetacean, the Burmeister’s porpoise, monitored from a small-scale fishery platform

Clay, Thomas A.; Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Hodgson, David J.; Godley, Brendan J.
Frontiers in Marine Science (2018)

There is widespread evidence that small-scale fisheries (SSF) bycatch threatens many populations of small cetaceans, yet conservation efforts are often limited by a lack of basic knowledge regarding their abundance,…


A field effort to capture critically endangered vaquitas Phocoena sinus for protection from entanglement in illegal gillnets

Rojas-Bracho, L.; Gulland, F. M. D.; Smith, C. R.; Taylor, B.; Wells, R. S.; Thomas, P. O.; Bauer, B.; Heide-Jørgensen, M. P.; Teilmann, J.; Dietz, R.; Balle, J. D.; Jensen, M. V.; Sinding, M. H. S.; Jaramillo-Legorreta, A.; Abel, G.; Read, A. J.; Westgate, A. J.; Colegrove, K.; Gomez, F.; Martz, K.; Rebolledo, R.; Ridgway, S.; Rowles, T.; van Elk, C. E.; Boehm, J.; Cardenas-Hinojosa, G.; Constandse, R.; Nieto-Garcia, E.; Phillips, W.; Sabio, D.; Sanchez, R.; Sweeney, J.; Townsend, F.; Vivanco, J.; Vivanco, J. C.; Walker, S.
Endangered Species Research (2019)

In 2017 an emergency field effort was undertaken in an attempt to prevent the extinction of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). The rescue effort involved…


Last call: Passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquita

Thomas, Len; Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Moore, Jeffrey; Taylor, Barbara; Barlow, Jay; Tregenza, Nicholas
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2017)

The vaquita is a critically endangered species of porpoise. It produces echolocation clicks, making it a good candidate for passive acoustic monitoring. A systematic grid of sensors has been deployed…


Decline towards extinction of Mexico’s vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus)

Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando M.; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Thomas, Len; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Moore, Jeffrey; Taylor, Barbara; Barlow, Jay; Tregenza, Nicholas
Royal Society Open Science (2019)

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a small porpoise endemic to Mexico. It is listed by IUCN as Critically Endangered because of unsustainable levels of bycatch in gillnets. The population has…