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Filmmaker Hopes to Save a Tiny Porpoise in Mexico

Samantha Wright - Boise State Public Radio
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June 24, 2016
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Pictures of live vaquitas are hard to come by. Here's a rare photo of "The Panda of the Sea." (Tom Jefferson)

Idaho filmmaker Matthew Podolsky has been filming a short documentary in Mexico, trying to save what’s often called “the Panda of the Sea.”

The vaquita is a small species of porpoise with dark circles around its eyes and mouth. It’s about five-feet long when fully grown. It’s found only in the very northernmost part of the Gulf of California, right near the delta where the Colorado River flows into the Gulf. And it’s extremely endangered.

 

Podolsky’s production company “Wild Lens” released a short video called “Searching for the Vaquita” last month. He’s hoping to make a longer film, “Souls of the Vermilion Sea,” to try and raise awareness and convince the Mexican government to extend a ban on gillnets. But, Podolsky admits he's worried the vaquita could be extinct by the time his film comes out.

You can watch the short film, "Searching for the Vaquita," below.

Read the rest at Boise State Public Radio

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