Without action, the world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita, is facing imminent extinction. Fewer than 30 remain on the planet. An emergency action plan has been developed by the Consortium for Vaquita Conservation, Protection and Rescue.
Representatives from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park were briefed in late February of the plans to help save this marine mammal species from extinction. Since then, the Gulfarium has donated $5,000 to the Vaquita CPR project, and provided critical expertise to the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums’ (AMMPA) campaign efforts to help spread awareness and assist in raising emergency funds.
The Gulfarium is accredited through the AMMPA, an international organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals. A majority of the AMMPA’s cetacean leaders are within the United States, and these leading organizations are taking bold action to help save this marine mammal species.
Funds raised for this project will be utilized to rescue the remaining vaquita from their dangerous environment and relocate them to a safe haven in the northern Gulf of California. The vaquita are facing extinction due to illegal fishing and use of gillnets.
To learn more about this issue please visit www.AMMPA.org/vaquita.
– Meredith Horn
- Gulfarium Unveils New Dune Walk
- News from the Gumbo World – Throwdowns and Fresh Starts
- NWF State College Techies Honored
It’s Not Augusta National
By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
Thursday, April 11 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4-8 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASING JAYMIE, 6-10 PM (Tiki Stage) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM AL’S BEACH...
Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....