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Scientists spot six near-extinct world’s smallest vaquita porpoises

MEXICO CITY: The near-extinct vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has not yet disappeared from its habitat off the coast of Mexico, a research team said after spotting six of them. The vaquita has been nearly wiped out by illegal fishing in its native habitat, the Gulf of California, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned in May that it could go extinct this year. But "all hope is not lost" for saving the species after the recent sightings, said Lorenzo Rojas of the¬†International Committee¬†for the Recovery…