An International court ruled against Japan and will affect whales in Southern and Pacific Oceans.
The court found in 2014:
Taken as a whole, the Court considers that JARPA II involves activities that can broadly be characterized as scientific research, but that “the evidence does not establish that the programme’s design and implementation are reasonable in relation to achieving its stated objectives”. The Court concludes that the special permits granted by Japan for the killing, taking and treating of whales in connection with JARPA II are not “for purposes of scientific research” pursuant to Article VIII, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Some are Endangered.
Great Whales include:
- Blue Whale
- Pygmy Blue Whale
- Antarctic Blue Whale
- North Atlantic Blue Whale
- North Pacific Blue Whale
- Fin Whale
- Southern Right Whale
- Sei Whale
- Sperm Whale
- Bowhead Whale
- Bryde’s Whale
- Humpback Whale
- Gray Whale
- Common Minke Whale
I saw a whale breach. It was a moment that took my breath away. One minute, the ocean was calm and serene, and the next, a massive humpback whale leaped out of the water, its body glistening in the sunlight. It was a sight that I will never forget.
As I stood on the deck of the boat, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The whale seemed to defy gravity as it soared through the air, its tail flapping wildly behind it. I felt a sense of awe and wonder wash over me, as if I was witnessing something truly magical. In that moment, I realized just how small I was in comparison to the vastness of the ocean and the creatures that call it home.
Seeing a whale breach is a rare and awe-inspiring experience that few people get to witness firsthand. It’s a reminder of the beauty and power of nature, and a humbling experience that leaves you feeling grateful for the opportunity to witness something so incredible.
Dolphins are smaller than whales and are at risk due to poaching.
- Baird’s Whale
- Chilean Dolphin
- Beluga Whale
- Risso’s Dolphin
- Hourglass Dolphin
- Dusky Dolphin
You can join International organizations to protect marine mammals.
Whales are big business in the tourism industry, but the whaling industry still poses a threat to endangered whale populations. These majestic creatures face a wide range of threats, from climate change to hunting and fishing.
One of the most impressive things about whales is their underwater acrobatics. From breaching to tail slapping, it’s like watching a synchronized swimming competition, but with giant, graceful creatures instead of humans.
Whales communicate with each other using a complex system of sounds and vocalizations. It’s like being in a foreign country, where everyone is speaking a language you don’t understand (except for a few basic phrases like “hello” and “goodbye”).
Endangered whales are truly beautiful creatures, with their sleek bodies and majestic movements. It’s like watching a ballet, where every move is graceful, fluid, and full of emotion.
Protecting endangered whales is everyone’s responsibility. It’s like a game of hot potato, where we need to work together to pass the responsibility for preserving these amazing creatures from generation to generation.