Save whales


Endangered whales Why save whales?

Whales have inhabited the earth's ocean's for millions of years and are a vital part of the ocean's ecosystem. Since the 1600s, whales have been hunted out of the seas and no species has fully recovered. They also contend with pollution, climate change, ozone layer loss, overfishing, sonar noise of vessel trafficl, and entanglement in fishing gear. Whales are mammals that live for a long time and breed slowly. Every year or so, a female gives birth toa single calf that takes many years to mature and begin its own briiding cyclel. With this slow life cycle, mass commercial whaling can easily lead to extinction.

The worlds biggest baby

The day its born, a baby blue whale is already as big as an elephant. It has no baleen plates, and relies entirely on its giant mother's milk. Like seal milk, this is very high in fat. Every day the growing whale drinks about 100 litres of milk and puts on another 90 kg. By the time it is weaned, after six or seven month the young blue whale is already 16 meter long.