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'Aquatic cocaine' may push smallest porpoise to extinction

Vaquitas are the smallest porpoises in the world, only about five feet and one hundred pounds. They live in a small portion of the Gulf of California and are completely elusive to both scientists and stock photographers. They were only thought to have existed starting in 1950 and the first one wasn't seen alive until 1985. You're probably only hearing about them for the first time right now.
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