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Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marine Mammal—the Vaquita

August 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Aquarium of the Pacific Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marin Mammal the Vaquita

Learn more about the world’s most-endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, and how efforts to save it may result in solutions to fisheries issues around the world. The vaquita (Spanish for “little cow”) has a very small habitat range in the upper Gulf of California. Scientists estimate that there are fewer than 100 of these animals left.

Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 13th, 2015  7pm – 8:30pm PDT

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This panel will discuss this issue, potential solutions, and lessons learned from their work to save the vaquita. Panelists include Dr. Sarah Mesnick, ecologist and science liaison at NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Dr. Enrique Sanjuro, World Wildlife Fund in Mexico; and Chef Robert Ruiz, executive chef and owner of The Land and Water Company restaurant.

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web.  You can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter @AquariumPacific.

Time posted 7pm – 8:30pm is Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.