The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fast patrol vessel Farley Mowat departs from Key West, Florida today to join up with the Sea Shepherd sailing ketch Martin Sheen in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
The mission is Operation Milagro. Sea Shepherd, in partnership with the Mexican Navy, is intent upon protecting the smallest and most endangered porpoise species on the planet – the Vaquita.
Already the Martin Sheen has been successful in keeping fishermen from illegally entering the Vaquita Refuge. With the addition of the Farley Mowat to the campaign, the operation will be even more effective.
There are less than 97 Vaquita in the world and Sea Shepherd’s Operation Milagro in partnership with the Mexican Navy is the only chance the Vaquita has for survival.
Captain Woody Henderson and the crew of the Farley Mowat will go first to Panama to transit the Panama Canal and then up the West Coast of Central America to the Gulf of California.
It will be Christmas and New Years for the crew of the Farley Mowat and the Martin Sheen at sea.
What a wonderful way to usher in 2016 by standing guard to defend one of the most endangered cetacean species on the planet.
You can be a part of Operation Milagro by joining Sea Shepherd’s efforts. Please donate to save the Vaquita and follow the campaign at http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/
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