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Vaquitas have the most restricted range of any marine cetacean. There range is restricted to a small area at the northern aspect of the Gulf of California.
The vaquita, also known as the Gulf of California harbor porpoise, is the smallest and rarest of all marine mammals. Vaquitas use sonar to communicate and navigate their home waters. The vaquita is quite shy and solitary. When seen, it is either alone or in small groups of two or three.
They are reported to live around 20 years.
The vaquita is a carnivore. Its diet consists of fish, squids and crustaceans.
Fewer than 30 vaquitas remain in the wild.
Vaquitas are a highly elusive creature; there have been less than 70 sightings ever of this rare marine mammal. They weren’t even known to science until 1958 and estimates suggest that they could be extinct by 2018.