the blue whale is the largest living animal on the plant. due to human actions in the 20th century we wiped out nearly the whole population. we hunted them , caught them on accident (bycatch), and killed there food source due to global warming.
Krill are the blue whales main food source. due to global warming the krills population is decreasing. if all of the krill die the whales will starve to death and their already low population will keep going down.
the whale population went down because in the 20th humans used to hunt them for their blubber. they hunted them to near extinction. and now were seeing that whales at a very low population.
in this infograpic it tells us that blue whales and penguins in the antarctic depend on krill as their food source. it also tells us that krill have omega-3 and DHA that is a health benefit. to make sure the whales and other animals that have plenty to eat so they only take krill from an area called area 48.
Whaling fleet returns to port after slaughtering hundreds of whales, in defiance of moratorium on hunting and global criticism. this is bad because they are just taking more whales away from their already low population.
Benioff Ocean Initiative announces first project, commits $1.5 million to finding solutions to whale deaths caused by vessel collisions. this began by constructing a global call.
this blue whale was off the coast of orange county California when all of a sudden it gets caught in a fishing net. the net was 200 feet long and the massive whale couldn't get free. rescuers were eventually called and freed the whale.
A new way to help save whales from getting hit by ships is in the process of being put on ships. they are going to put thermal scanners on the ships which will help the captain see the whales.
whales are starting to make a comeback and the Australian government is trying to help. they aim to minimize human induced threats. by doing this the whales will skyrocket in population.
Whales are getting sick and dying because of plastic and toxic waist. small whales also get plastic things caught around them. pacific island nations can loose up to 80% of fish due to this. the marine protection, research and sanctuaries act helps stop dumping waste in the ocean.