Almost half of all the world’s whale and dolphin species are found in New Zealand.
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Scientists are baffled by the accuracy of Humpback Whale navigation
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Killer Whales will take on most anything including other whales and polar bears. The above was an attack on a gray whale’s calf off the coast of California. Click on Picture for video (Source: National Geographic)
A major peril for all sea creatures is collateral damage done by gill net and long line fishing.
“Given the strong management of the Great Barrier Reef, it is likely that the ecosystem will survive better under the pressure of accumulating risks than most reef ecosystems around the world. However, even with the recent management initiatives to improve resilience, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor and catastrophic damage to the ecosystem may not be averted. Ultimately, if changes in the world’s climate become too severe, no management actions will be able to climate-proof the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem”
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An must-see stop on your Hawaiian cruise, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is the perfect place to meet up with Humpback Whales from January to April of each year when they mate and give birth in this tropical paradise.
These huge mammals range to 52 feet in length and up to 79,000 pounds in weight, so when they breach, the whole world knows about it….