Homer participates in “Viva Vaquita!”, an international series of events held July 7 to support the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise in Mexico. First known and discovered to science in 1958, because the Vaquita gets caught in illegal gillnets, the world population may be less thant 30 and it could be on the verge of complete extinction. Held at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Viva Vaquita runs 3 to 5 p.m. next Saturday, July 7, and includes a film, lectures, a panel discussion on porpoise and small whale conservation, raffle prizes, refreshments, and activities for children.

For more information on Viva Vaquita, visit http://www.vivavaquita.org/index.html

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