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ISTVD Mosaic by goldenliontamarin ISTVD Mosaic :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 1 0 Vaquita Double Exposure by goldenliontamarin Vaquita Double Exposure :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 0 0 Emerging by goldenliontamarin Emerging :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 5 0 Stained glass vaquita by goldenliontamarin Stained glass vaquita :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 1 0 Puppeteers by goldenliontamarin Puppeteers :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 1 0 Morph by goldenliontamarin Morph :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 1 0 #ChangeOurPerception by goldenliontamarin #ChangeOurPerception :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 0 0 Mona Vaquita by goldenliontamarin Mona Vaquita :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 0 0 iPorpoise by goldenliontamarin iPorpoise :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 5 1 Eternal smile by goldenliontamarin Eternal smile :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 0 0 Vaquita soup by goldenliontamarin Vaquita soup :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 3 0 I Heart Vaquitas by goldenliontamarin I Heart Vaquitas :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 1 0 Post-a-day Challenge by goldenliontamarin Post-a-day Challenge :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 0 0 How to draw a Vaquita by goldenliontamarin How to draw a Vaquita :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 6 0 Vaquita painting by goldenliontamarin Vaquita painting :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 3 2 Vaquita head by goldenliontamarin Vaquita head :icongoldenliontamarin:goldenliontamarin 3 2


The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) by namu-the-orca The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 166 57 The Desert Porpoise by namu-the-orca The Desert Porpoise :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 242 56 The vaquita by miri-chiwa The vaquita :iconmiri-chiwa:miri-chiwa 17 9 Song of the Vaquita by Ahzuriel Song of the Vaquita :iconahzuriel:Ahzuriel 61 10 Vaquita Calf Detail WIP by Ahzuriel Vaquita Calf Detail WIP :iconahzuriel:Ahzuriel 19 2 Spiraling - Vaquita and Maui's by Ahzuriel Spiraling - Vaquita and Maui's :iconahzuriel:Ahzuriel 42 11 Vaquita by Atolm Vaquita :iconatolm:Atolm 47 11 Treacherous Waters - Vaquita Art by Amber Marine by Ahzuriel Treacherous Waters - Vaquita Art by Amber Marine :iconahzuriel:Ahzuriel 87 26 Inktober 3 - Vaquita by Ciameth Inktober 3 - Vaquita :iconciameth:Ciameth 16 3 Ancient whales (Basilosaurus and Dorudon) by namu-the-orca Ancient whales (Basilosaurus and Dorudon) :iconnamu-the-orca:namu-the-orca 176 47 Vaquita Porpoise adopts Closed by Potoo-Foolery Vaquita Porpoise adopts Closed :iconpotoo-foolery:Potoo-Foolery 6 15 Greenland Shark by killer-rabbit-05 Greenland Shark :iconkiller-rabbit-05:killer-rabbit-05 22 20 Greenland Shark by AmandaMyers Greenland Shark :iconamandamyers:AmandaMyers 32 8 Greenland Shark by HodariNundu Greenland Shark :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 187 127 Entourage by odontocete Entourage :iconodontocete:odontocete 374 61 Rhincodon typus by odontocete Rhincodon typus :iconodontocete:odontocete 176 23



In a 1,400 square mile area in the Gulf of California, and only here, lives the Vaquita. This timid little porpoise is dark gray on top fading to a white belly, with dark patches over its mouth and eyes. At less than 5 feet long, it is the smallest cetacean, and, with only around 100 individuals left in the world, the rarest marine mammal. This porpoise is literally on the brink of extinction. Never has a single one survived in captivity, so it is imperative that we preserve its natural habitat. The reason it is so endangered is because of its entanglement in gillnets that are set out for fish and shrimp. Since fishing is one of the biggest industries in northern Mexico, we cannot simply ask fishermen to remove all of their nets. We need donations so we can give each of the fisherman about $5,000 a year in exchange for him or her not fishing there or to give them Vaquita-safe gear. There are many scientists, biologists, activists, politicians, and even kids like me who are trying to help raise money for this, research, and education. I ask you to support Mexico’s conservation efforts of this animal. Please visit to get all the information you will need. I hope you will be captured and moved to action by the beauty and plight of this animal.


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Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I was born in 2000. I am trying to help save the endangered Vaquita porpoise through awareness. I will try to post as many Vaquita drawings and paintings as I can. Here you can buy my Vaquita book:, and a link to my Vaquita website is below:


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mhpalmer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch and fav!
goldenliontamarin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem!
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching, and welcome to dA! Fantastic to see someone so involved in helping Vaquitas :D
goldenliontamarin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist

You are my favorite deviant artist! Your work is incredible! Might I ask, do you use an art tablet and if so what type? I am thinking about a Wacom Intuos Pro. Thank you so much for the comment and adding my drawings to the Odontocetes collection!

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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is very flattering to hear, thank you! :love: I am very much in awe of your amazing work for the Vaquitas. People honestly don't know about it, and they're in such big need of protection. You're so young yet you've already made a book about them - that is amazing! Yes, I indeed use a tablet, it's a Wacom Intuos3 - it's got its moods sometimes, but we get along :P In all honesty, it's a very nice tablet though I've never had another one, so I couldn't exactly compare with others haha. 
goldenliontamarin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You are very welcome! You deserve so much credit for your amazing paintings and devotion to marine mammals and birds. I cannot thank you enough for your compliments. It is so great to hear from someone else who cares so deeply about marine mammals like the Vaquita! Also, thanks for your advice on the tablet! It is very helpful. :)
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