The Great Whale Conservancy protects the world's great whales and their habitat.
Many commcerial shipping lanes directly overlap critical habitat for endangered large whales. The whales have no choice but to feed where they can find sufficient prey: the ships can and must move to safer waters.
Ship strikes (collisions) may be the most serious threat the great whales face today. The Great Whale Conservancy advocates for increasing the separation between ships and whales because it is the surest way to protect the lives of these magnificent beings.
An entangled humpback whale is set free by the Whale Entanglement Team (WET) in Monterey Bay shortly after a whale watch boat reports the location of the entanglement.
Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.
Mz Blue and GWC Attend Blue Ocean Film Festival
(From L-R) Gershon Cohen, GWC Co-ED, former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, creator of the world’s largest Marine Reserve, David Helvarg, journalist and ED of the Blue Frontier Foundation, and Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove and GWC Board member.
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