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.
The Sei Whale is the fourth largest baleen whale and an endangered species.
Although it prefers deeper offshore waters, it’s often sighted in most oceans and adjoining seas.
Typically, its body is colored dark steel gray with irregular light grayish to white markings towards the front of the lower body. The Sei whale’s skin is commonly marked with distinct crater-shaped scars caused by woundsContinue reading
The Gray Whale resisted capture so much that whalers named it “Devilfish.”
The Gray Whale is a medium-sized baleen whale and the only surviving member of its genus and family. This species is a migratory animal that travels annually between its feeding and breeding grounds.
These whales have a hump and a ridge of sharp bumps running down their backs rather than a dorsal fin. They also prefer to stay close to shore – feeding in shallow waters.
The common name, Gray Whale, comes from the contrasting gray patches and white mottling on its dark colored skin. The white patches are the result of barnacles and lice that have attached themselves to the whales’ skins. InContinue reading
Whale Hunting thrived for many centuries and should have ended completely by now.
Whale hunting or whaling, is the practice of hunting whales for the various products we can get from their bodies.
This may sound like a pretty tame endeavor without too much implications. After all, whales are so large. For instance, the blue whale grows up to almost 100 feet and 200 tons. So, you may assume that killing a few of them may not be too much of a problem.
Well, prepare to be shocked.
Statistics tell us that when whale hunting was at its peak the blue whale, for example, dropped from about 200,000 to just a few thousand individuals. And that’s just for the blue whale.Continue reading