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One Planet: 'Sea of Shadows' Is An Urgent Call To Action To Save The Endangered Vaquita

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RICHARD LADKANI / TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS
A ghost net retrieval compound outside of San Felipe where hundreds of recovered illegal nets are stored and later destroyed

  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we rebroadcast our discussion about Sea of Shadows, a new documentary that follows a team of scientists, journalists, and undercover agents as they put their lives on the line to save the vaquita. There are fewer than 15 left in the Sea of Cortez. 

When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers poach the rare totoaba fish, their nets also kill the vaquita. Is there still time to save the planet’s smallest whale? 

Guests:

Richard Ladkani, award-winning director of Sea of Shadows

Dr. Cynthia Smith, executive director  of the National Marine Mammal Foundationand program manager of VaquitaCPR

Andrea Crosta, executive director and co-founder of Earth League International 

Jack Hutton, drone operator for Sea Shepherd

Web Resources:

Find a full list of screenings of Sea of Shadows here

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