The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

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Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle (co-director) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa ... Self
Rafael Pacchiano Alamán Rafael Pacchiano Alamán ... Self
Hector Capetillo Hector Capetillo ... Self
Andrea Crosta ... Self
Marc Davis Marc Davis ... Self
Jack Hutton Jack Hutton ... Self
Jacqueline Le Duc Jacqueline Le Duc ... Self
Carlos Loret de Mola Carlos Loret de Mola ... Self
Oscar Parra Oscar Parra ... Self
Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho ... Self
José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa ... Self
Cynthia Smith Cynthia Smith ... Self
Ana Lucía Hernández Sánchez Ana Lucía Hernández Sánchez ... Self
Alan Valverde Alan Valverde ... Self
Javier Valverde Javier Valverde ... Self
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The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea." Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business. Written by Production

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The Cartels, The Black Market and the Fight to Save a Species.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Organised Crime v Disorganised Corrupt Policing...
31 May 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Conservation on any level really doesn't stand a chance with these barriers but you have to admire those with less authority - who don't and wont give up the fight.


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Release Date:

12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sea of Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

Sea of Cortez, Mexico See more »

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$1,996
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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