Genome Study Provides Important Insight on Endangered Vaquita Native to Mexico's Gulf of California

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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Genetic Assessment has provided new hope to save small tropical porpoise native to Mexico's Gulf of California with its population dwindling to about 10. Computational simulations performed by the researchers to predict extinction risk showed that vaquitas have a high chance of rebounding if fishing gillnets are completely eliminated from their habitat.

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