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Vaquita
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Phocoena sinus
Family Name:
Size:
4-5 feet
Weight:
65-120 lb
Color:
The body color is grey, dark above but lightening on the sides, with a pale grey/white belly
Diet:
squid, grunt and croaker
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Vaquita

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Vaquita Description
  The Vaquita is one of the smallest of all cetaceans, and is rarely viewed in the wild. There is a dark patch around the eye, and dark colouring around the mouth, from where a dark stripe extends to the flipper. The dorsal fin is triangular and has a combination of bumps and whitish spots on its leading edge. The body colour is grey, dark above but lightening on the sides, with a pale grey/white belly. The Vaquita measures 1.2-1.5m in length, and is thought to weigh a maximum of 55kg.  
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