is how you can help to save the whale
don't have many predators. The biggest threat is humans!
By Michael Dawes via Flickr.com
While calves and sick
individuals may sometimes be taken by sharks or killer
whales, generally, they don't pose a threat to the large, healthy baleen
particularly in the last century, cut whale numbers down by 90%.
Another human-caused threat is water
pollution which causes a huge
amount of diseases and even death. Sometimes areas are over-fished
and the whales are not left with enough food. They also use fishing
entangle whales and dolphins. (People need to eat too. We just need to
be mindful of the whales.)
Then there is noise
from boats. Whales rely on a form of sonar to locate food and they use
a variety of sounds to communicate with each
Noise from boats and ships interfere, making survival even harder. A more recent threat to
whales and dolphins is Naval sonar
testing. There have been mass strandings of whales and dolphins
testing has been conducted in the area. Even the Navy admits their
sonar testing kills marine animals!
I have been reading a book entitled,
"War of the Whales: A True Story," by Joshua Horwitz. This well
written book tells the story of what sonar testing is doing to these