Meet the Vaquita (little cow). This adorable species of porpoise is on the brink of extinction. Endemic to the norther portion of the gulf of California, no where else. Estimated about 15 individuals left. Last year it was 30. They are disappearing so fast, we may witness this extinction within years. The cause is getting caught in illegal gill nets and drowning. Full grown vaquitas are 5 feet in length. The Mexican government has placed laws against this type of fishing but it continues illegally.
10x14in – watercolor on Arches paper