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Mexico | Poachers attack vaquita-protecting ship for 3rd time in Sea of Cortez

For the third time this year, conservationist group Sea Shepherd was confronted by fishermen in small boats inside the refuge area for the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise.

The activist crew removes illegal fishing nets poachers use to catch a large fish called the totoaba, which is highly valuable on the black market in China. But the nets also trap and drown the little vaquita.

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