October 17, 2018

Clearwater Marine Aquarium launches campaign to save near-extinct dolphin species

CLEARWATER — Looking to capitalize on the fame of dolphins Winter and Hope, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Friday launched a campaign to save a near-extinct dolphin species.

The aquarium is spearheading an effort to save the Vaquita, a rare species of porpoise that lives in the northern part of the Gulf of California. The estimated number of Vaquita dropped below 100 this year, putting it in imminent danger of extinction. It is considered the most endangered dolphin species in the world, according to conservation experts.

The Clearwater aquarium is encouraging fans of Winter and Hope to go to the aquarium’s website,

Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/clearwater-marine-aquarium-to-announce-campaign-to-save-near-extinct/2202571