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The Resource Vaquita : science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez, Brooke Bessesen

Vaquita : science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez, Brooke Bessesen

Label
Vaquita : science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez
Title
Vaquita
Title remainder
science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez
Statement of responsibility
Brooke Bessesen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2006, the last of China's Yangtze river dolphins--baiji--succumbed to extinction, and la vaquita marina, a diminutive porpoise endemic to the Upper Gulf of California, quietly and without fanfare inherited the title of world's most endangered marine mammal. Unlike many other critically endangered species, the vaquita is not hunted. Nor is its habitat disappearing or degraded. The species is even protected by law. Why then have its numbers plummeted to near extinction when few humans have seen it live in the wild? The answer lies in a shadowy mix of international cartels, fishermen entrapped by politics and culture, and an unlikely fish called the totoaba. In this haunting story, Brooke Bessesen sets out to Mexico's Upper Gulf region to untangle the intricacies of the biology, acoustical science, and international intrigues behind the vaquita's decline. She interviews townspeople, fishermen, politicians, scientists, and activists, teasing apart a complex story filled with villains and heroes, a story whose outcome is unclear. When diplomatic and political efforts to save the little porpoise fail, Bessesen follows a team of veterinary experts in a binational effort to capture the last remaining vaquitas and breed them in captivity--the best hope for their survival."--Dust jacket flap
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692573
Cataloging source
FM0
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bessesen, Brooke
Dewey number
333.9542/0972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL737.C434
  • QL82
LC item number
  • B47 2018
  • .B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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Safina, Carl
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True
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  • Phocoena sinus
  • Rare mammals
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Poaching
  • Totoaba fisheries
  • Phocoena sinus
  • Phocoena sinus
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • California, Gulf of (Mexico)
  • California, Gulf of (Mexico)
  • Commerce
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Endangered species
  • Phocoena sinus
  • Poaching
  • Rare mammals
  • Totoaba fisheries
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Pacific Ocean
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science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez
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Label
Vaquita : science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez, Brooke Bessesen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Carl Safina"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- "Goodbye Baiji" -- Prologue -- The dead girl -- Resource extraction -- Chasing a myth -- Tangled agendas -- Death, drugs, and accountability -- Pirates on patrol -- Searching for Vaquita -- Hearing is believing -- Science in the sea -- Witnessing extinction -- Saving Bigfoot -- Sending out an SOS -- Meet the totoaba -- Last-ditch effort -- Hope is a life raft (with a persistent leak) -- Epilogue
Control code
on1046982959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781610919319
Lccn
2018939123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1046982959
Label
Vaquita : science, politics, and crime in the Sea of Cortez, Brooke Bessesen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Carl Safina"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- "Goodbye Baiji" -- Prologue -- The dead girl -- Resource extraction -- Chasing a myth -- Tangled agendas -- Death, drugs, and accountability -- Pirates on patrol -- Searching for Vaquita -- Hearing is believing -- Science in the sea -- Witnessing extinction -- Saving Bigfoot -- Sending out an SOS -- Meet the totoaba -- Last-ditch effort -- Hope is a life raft (with a persistent leak) -- Epilogue
Control code
on1046982959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781610919319
Lccn
2018939123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1046982959

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