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  San Felipe, a fıshing town on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, a small fishing town at the Gulf of California, Mexico. Almost everyone here makes a living from fishing. © Emre Caylak

San Felipe, a fıshing town on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, a small fishing town at the Gulf of California, Mexico. Almost everyone here makes a living from fishing. © Emre Caylak

  San Felipe, a man walks on the streets in the morning on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, Mexico. © Emre Caylak

San Felipe, a man walks on the streets in the morning on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, Mexico. © Emre Caylak

  Vaquita painting on a wall in San Felipe. The upper Gulf of California is also home to the vaquita, a small porpoise, which is endemic to these waters. The vaquita is on the brink of extinction. Their population has come down so dramatically ( App 30), because they have been getting entangled in the gillnets of fishermen. © Emre Caylak

Vaquita painting on a wall in San Felipe. The upper Gulf of California is also home to the vaquita, a small porpoise, which is endemic to these waters. The vaquita is on the brink of extinction. Their population has come down so dramatically ( App 30), because they have been getting entangled in the gillnets of fishermen. © Emre Caylak

  The Vaquita CPR boats set out on a mission to catch some of the last vaquita. Since all efforts to come to a solution with the fishermen have failed the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) has set out on a mission to capture a few of the last remaining individuals so that the species may get a chance for survival in captivity. © Emre Caylak

The Vaquita CPR boats set out on a mission to catch some of the last vaquita. Since all efforts to come to a solution with the fishermen have failed the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) has set out on a mission to capture a few of the last remaining individuals so that the species may get a chance for survival in captivity. © Emre Caylak

  The Vaquita CPR team boat transporting scientist to the observation boat early in the morning. Observers uses binocular to spot the Vaquita,  Emre Caylak

The Vaquita CPR team boat transporting scientist to the observation boat early in the morning. Observers uses binocular to spot the Vaquita, Emre Caylak

  The observer crew has located a pair of vaquita. They are watching as the catch team is trying to encircle them with nets and catch them. © Emre Caylak

The observer crew has located a pair of vaquita. They are watching as the catch team is trying to encircle them with nets and catch them. © Emre Caylak

  El Nido” , the nest. This was supposed to be a safe heaven for vaquita to survive. The Vaquita CPR team has managed to capture one of the animals. They had hoped to keep this female here in the Nido, a floating sea pen, and capture another male for breeding. But 12 hours after capture the vaquita dies of a heart attack. The Vaquita CPR calls off the mission.© Emre Caylak

El Nido” , the nest. This was supposed to be a safe heaven for vaquita to survive. The Vaquita CPR team has managed to capture one of the animals. They had hoped to keep this female here in the Nido, a floating sea pen, and capture another male for breeding. But 12 hours after capture the vaquita dies of a heart attack. The Vaquita CPR calls off the mission.© Emre Caylak

  Fishermen waiting for a sport fishing customers in Malikon. Many of the fishermen of San Felipe also engage in illegal fishing for another endangered species called Totoaba. Its swimbladder is smuggled to China and fetches thousands of Dollars on the black market. It is said that most of the fisherman on the upper Gulf  is part of this illegal business. © Emre Caylak

Fishermen waiting for a sport fishing customers in Malikon. Many of the fishermen of San Felipe also engage in illegal fishing for another endangered species called Totoaba. Its swimbladder is smuggled to China and fetches thousands of Dollars on the black market. It is said that most of the fisherman on the upper Gulf is part of this illegal business. © Emre Caylak

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  San Felipe, a fıshing town on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, a small fishing town at the Gulf of California, Mexico. Almost everyone here makes a living from fishing. © Emre Caylak
  San Felipe, a man walks on the streets in the morning on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, Mexico. © Emre Caylak
  Vaquita painting on a wall in San Felipe. The upper Gulf of California is also home to the vaquita, a small porpoise, which is endemic to these waters. The vaquita is on the brink of extinction. Their population has come down so dramatically ( App 30), because they have been getting entangled in the gillnets of fishermen. © Emre Caylak
  The Vaquita CPR boats set out on a mission to catch some of the last vaquita. Since all efforts to come to a solution with the fishermen have failed the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) has set out on a mission to capture a few of the last remaining individuals so that the species may get a chance for survival in captivity. © Emre Caylak
  The Vaquita CPR team boat transporting scientist to the observation boat early in the morning. Observers uses binocular to spot the Vaquita,  Emre Caylak
  The observer crew has located a pair of vaquita. They are watching as the catch team is trying to encircle them with nets and catch them. © Emre Caylak
  El Nido” , the nest. This was supposed to be a safe heaven for vaquita to survive. The Vaquita CPR team has managed to capture one of the animals. They had hoped to keep this female here in the Nido, a floating sea pen, and capture another male for breeding. But 12 hours after capture the vaquita dies of a heart attack. The Vaquita CPR calls off the mission.© Emre Caylak
  Fishermen waiting for a sport fishing customers in Malikon. Many of the fishermen of San Felipe also engage in illegal fishing for another endangered species called Totoaba. Its swimbladder is smuggled to China and fetches thousands of Dollars on the black market. It is said that most of the fisherman on the upper Gulf  is part of this illegal business. © Emre Caylak
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San Felipe, a fıshing town on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, a small fishing town at the Gulf of California, Mexico. Almost everyone here makes a living from fishing. © Emre Caylak

San Felipe, a man walks on the streets in the morning on the Gulf of California, Mexico. San Felipe, Mexico. © Emre Caylak

Vaquita painting on a wall in San Felipe. The upper Gulf of California is also home to the vaquita, a small porpoise, which is endemic to these waters. The vaquita is on the brink of extinction. Their population has come down so dramatically ( App 30), because they have been getting entangled in the gillnets of fishermen. © Emre Caylak

The Vaquita CPR boats set out on a mission to catch some of the last vaquita. Since all efforts to come to a solution with the fishermen have failed the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) has set out on a mission to capture a few of the last remaining individuals so that the species may get a chance for survival in captivity. © Emre Caylak

The Vaquita CPR team boat transporting scientist to the observation boat early in the morning. Observers uses binocular to spot the Vaquita, Emre Caylak

The observer crew has located a pair of vaquita. They are watching as the catch team is trying to encircle them with nets and catch them. © Emre Caylak

El Nido” , the nest. This was supposed to be a safe heaven for vaquita to survive. The Vaquita CPR team has managed to capture one of the animals. They had hoped to keep this female here in the Nido, a floating sea pen, and capture another male for breeding. But 12 hours after capture the vaquita dies of a heart attack. The Vaquita CPR calls off the mission.© Emre Caylak

Fishermen waiting for a sport fishing customers in Malikon. Many of the fishermen of San Felipe also engage in illegal fishing for another endangered species called Totoaba. Its swimbladder is smuggled to China and fetches thousands of Dollars on the black market. It is said that most of the fisherman on the upper Gulf is part of this illegal business. © Emre Caylak

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