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Mysterious Vaquitas

A vaquita swims at the water's surface.
Credit: Paula Olson, NOAA, Photo taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08 SEMARNAT)

Vaquitas were so rarely seen that some people thought they were a myth. Vaquitas don’t often splash or leap out of the water, and they tend to avoid boats. But we do know that they usually travel alone or with their young, give birth to one offspring every one to two years, and eat two dozen different types of fishes and squids.