Wipe Out Whaling

The SEA LIFE Trust is working with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to wipe out commercial whaling.

Whales are incredible animals and more similar to us than you may imagine.
As mammals, whales share a lot of the same characteristics as humans:
  • they breathe air
  • are warm-blooded
  • give birth to live young
  • nurse their babies with milk
  • and even have hair in the form of whiskers on their face. 
They are very clever and sociable, many forming close family bonds, and can communicate with each other through song or other vocalisations. Their intelligence sets them apart from most other animals. 
They are known to learn from and teach each other, to cooperate and work together and even to grieve.

Did you know that some populations of Humpback Whales work together to catch fish using the ‘bubble net’ method?
Some members of the group swim down below the surface in circles blowing bubbles and trapping a shoal of fish within their net of bubbles.
This gives others the chance to swim up through the centre of the net towards the surface and take a big mouthful of the trapped fish. Humpbacks take turns at blowing bubbles and eating, cooperating to help each other catch their food.
  • Blue whales have a mouth bigger than a double decker bus, and 
  • A whales song travels 1000km underwater
  • Blue whales are the largest animals to have ever lived......they can grow up to 30 metres long and eat up to 8 tons of krill (small fish) per day!
  • Minke whales are one of the smallest species of whale......but even they weigh up to 11 tons - that's about the same as 8 family cars!
  • Whales provide nourishment to deep-sea organisms......after a whale dies, every part of it's body is consumed by creatures in the deep sea - this can take decades!

 Whalers use brutal explosive harpoons which can lead to a slow death for the whale. 

Stop the transport, stop the trade.

Sign the petition to prevent whale meat being transported through EU ports.

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