On the calendar front, July 9 was International Save the Vaquita Day, a day reserved for raising awareness and appreciation for the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Here are 8 things you can do to help protect the vaquita.
And here are some local events in the San Francisco Bay Area:
Kathi Koontz is director of California Whale Rescue and Oceanic Society's former Bay Area Programs Manager. Her passion for the ocean includes work as a whales-in-distress responder through NOAA's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Kathi is an avid diver, snorkeler, and advocate for marine wildlife. She has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and spends as much time as she can underwater.