According to scientific experts, the Mexican government’s program to recover the vaquita porpoise is the only one of its kind in the world.

The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) announced the start of scientific research on the vaquita porpoise, one of the 128 most endangered cetacean species in the world.

There have been no other efforts similar to Mexico's to rescue a species, which is why the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has offered its knowledge and technology to strengthen actions and measure the effectiveness of the measures implemented to protect it.

An expedition will be conducted aboard the Ocean Starr, which includes two components: visual inspection with binoculars with a range of up to five kilometers and a network of acoustic detection buoys with 150 hydrophones, 120 more than the number used for the 2008 monitoring.