The Great Whale Conservancy protects the world's great whales and their habitat.
After using satellites to track 171 blue whales that spend time off the west coast of the Americas over a 15-year period, scientists have fingered whale-ship collisions as a possible factor in why blue whale population numbers have remained low despite international protections.
A new scientific report from the University of Vermont, which gathers together several decades of research, shows that the great whales which nearly became extinct in the 20th century – and are now recovering in number due to the 1983 ban on whaling – may be the enablers of massive carbon sinks via their prodigious production of feces.
Endangered blue whales and other Great Whales are being killed by collisions with ships while feeding along the California coast. Help us move the shipping lanes!
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GWC and friends save the lives of hundreds of marine mammals. Read more...
Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.
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