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Wed, Sep 02

Endangered porpoise caught in the web of illegal fishing

The vaquita (Spanish for little cow) is the world’s smallest whale and also the most endangered. Duke University marine biologist Andy Read tells Living on Earth’s Emmett Fitzgerald how the poaching of a protected fish for the Asian medicine trade could drive the Mexican porpoise closer to extinction.

Read more or listen to the story from PRI’s Living on Earth.