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Vaquita. Photo by Paula Olson, NOAA (Wikimedia Commons).

The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

When most people think of cetaceans, they think of the most iconic species: dolphins and whales. The vaquita—a small gray porpoise with an elusive lifestyle that’s native to Mexico’s Gulf of California—isn’t well known to most people, despite… Read More
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Building home and friendship in Africa

By Safina Center Kalpana Launchpad Fellow Kate Thompson As we wrap up a month of work in Tanzania, I wanted to send out another update (and note how much I’m dreading leaving the 90-degree sunshine to return home… Read More
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Photo by Carl Safina. Killer whales off San Juan Island, Washington State.

Southern Resident killer whale population is running out of salmon, running out of time

The Southern Resident killer whales are starving to death. Seven members of the critically endangered population died in 2016, including Granny, the oldest killer whale in the world and the leader of the Southern Residents. This unique community… Read More
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