Cactus Gallery LA
LA EXTINCION DE LA VAQUITA MARINA by artist Michelle Waters
Acrylic on wood, 9” x 12”
LA EXTINCION DE LA VAQUITA MARINA is a tribute to the Vaquita, the smallest cetacean and most endangered marine mammal on Earth, which lives only in the Northern Gulf of California.
The Vaquita is going extinct as a result of drowning in gill nets that are illegally set for Totoaba Bass, also endangered and endemic to this one area. Totoaba bladders are falsely thought to cure infertility in Chinese medicine.
Michelle will be donating part of the proceeds from art sales to Sea Shepherd and Turtle Island Restoration Network.