The Common Bryde’s Whale is a baleen whale known for being inquisitive about humans. Out in the ocean, they will approach boats and swim along side them.
Despite being one of the largest whales alive today, the Fin Whale is also one of the fastest cetaceans in the Earth’s waters.
The Fin Whale or finback whale is a baleen whale and the second largest creature on Earth; second only to the Blue Whale.
This remarkable creature is unique in a number of ways. For one thing they produce the lowest frequency vocalization of any whale. They produce sounds as loud as 188 decibels but the frequency is so low that humans can’t hear it.
In addition, though so large, this whale is sleek and built for speed. American naturalist Roy Chapman AndrewsContinue reading
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One sea creature that has suffered extreme exploitation is the whale. Here’s the current status of some well-known whale species.
Whales are magnificent, extremely large, and generally gentle sea mammals. Different species of whales have lived in the Earths’ waters for millions of years now but they are now threatened due to excessive whaling and uneven climatic changes.
Specifically, unregulated and relentless hunting in past centuries led to a sharp decrease in the population of most species of whales.
In fact, in some of the more severe cases, the current population is just a mere fraction of the pre-whaling population.
Initially, commercial whalers were monitored by the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
However by 1986, due to the extreme depletion in the number of these creatures the IWC temporally banned whaling entirely.Continue reading