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Very large bycatch, a Sperm Whale.

Vaquitas are often victims of bycatch, they become tangled in nets[1].small icon on page 245.

In fishing, the portion of a catch made up of non-target species[2].


  1. ^ Carwardine, Mark; Illustrated by Camm, Martin (2002). Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISBN 0789489902.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthor= (help)
  2. ^ France, Peter, Guerrero, Angeles Gavira; et al. (2006). Ocean. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636920. 
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