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#3: Vanishing Vaquita: Gillnets and Black Markets

This episode is the first in a mini series about the vaquita. Lauren chats with Dr. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of VIVA Vaquita, about his mission to save the endangered vaquita porpoise.

Description

This episode is the first in a mini series about the vaquita, a tiny porpoise only found in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Lauren chats with Dr. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of VIVA Vaquita, about his mission to save the endangered vaquita porpoise and the challenges that this species faces.

Duration: 46:49 (64.4MB)

References & Further Reading

Fish swim bladders used in China; pre totoaba – Link

snapping shrimp – link

more about snapping shrimp – link

About swim bladders and the trade in China – link link

Lake trout “burping” (in relation to swim bladders) – link

Sea of Shadows movie, official website – link

Episode Credits

Host & Executive Producer: Lauren Hartling
Guest: Dr. Thomas Jefferson
Audio Engineering & Editing: Marcus Wernicke

Theme Song: Black Rhomb - River of Time (under license)
Additional Music: RimsyMusic - Watching the Stars (under license)

Sound Effects:
Sound effects under license from soundsnap, Ojoo Limited

Transcript