Read online news articles about Operation Milagro and the issues surrounding the vaquita porpoise and environs.


Dec 26, 2017 – Poachers shoot down anti-poaching drone in the Gulf of California (LA Times)

Dec 2017 – Vaquita – The Business of Extinction (CNN Money)

Dec 3, 2017 – Is it too late to save Mexico’s vaquita porpoise? (Al Jazeera)

Nov 17, 2017 – Interview with Captain Paul Watson on the vaquita crisis (Hawaiian Public Radio)

Nov 14, 2017 – Canadian environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise (Radio Canada International)

Nov 14, 2017 – Mexico military crime-busters join ocean campaign to stop gangs wiping out vaquitas (Daily Express)

Nov 11, 2017 – 30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission (NY Times)

Nov 9, 2017 – A final bid to save the world’s rarest porpoise ends in heartbreak. Is extinction next? (Washington Post)

Nov 8, 2017 – Vaquita porpoise capture operations end on Sea of Cortez (CBS8 San Diego)

Nov 6, 2017 – Endangered Porpoise Dies From Stress After People Capture Her (The Dodo)

Oct 27, 2017 – News 8’s Shawn Styles teams up with Sea Shepherd on the Sea of Cortez(CBS8 San Diego video)

Oct 27, 2017 – Local scientists resume vaquita ‘rescue’ operation off San Felipe (CBS8 San Diego video)

Sep 20, 2017 – Avoiding Extinction (Hakai Magazine)

Aug 4, 2017 – US government spending $600K to rescue Mexican porpoises (CBS8 San Diego)

August 2017 – Goodbye, Vaquita: How Corruption and Poverty Doom Endangered Species(Scientific American)

July 21, 2017 – The Last Vaquitas: “I’ve Seen More Dead Than Alive” by John R. Platt (The Revelator)

June 12, 2017 – National Geographic Explorer “Cocaine of the Sea” (National Geographic video)

June 5, 2017 – The world’s smallest porpoise has caused a big battle in Baja Californiaa (LA Times)

May 26, 2017 – In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction(NPR)

May 22, 2017 – The Desperate Gambit That Could Save A Tiny Porpoise From Extinction … Or Kill It (HuffPost)

May 12, 2017 – Mexican vaquita porpoise pushed toward extinction by illicit fish bladder trade(San Diego Union-Tribune)

April 27, 2017 – Only Captivity Will Save the Vaquita, Experts Say (NY Times)

April 12, 2017 – The race to save Mexico’s vaquita from extinction (Aljazeera)

Feb 17, 2017 – Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save ThemDesperate Bid to Save Them (NY Times)


May 23, 2016 – ‘Aquatic cocaine’: Fish bladders are latest Mexican smuggling commodity(CNN)

May 22, 2016 – The Last Vaquitas (CBS News – 60 Minutes)

May 14, 2016 – The Vaquita, the World’s Smallest Porpoise, Slips Closer to Extinction (NY Times)