angry-environmentalist: Whalers killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century, worldwide, according to a new study. Scientists believe that 20th century whaling wiped out 90 percent of all blue whales, and decimated countless other whale populations. Some species, such as the minke whale, appear to have recovered; others, like humpback and blue whales, remain close to extinction.
Planning a trip to Maui, Hawaii? Do a Maui whale watching tour to see breaching humpback whales, dolphins, and other sea life up close and personal! Pin this post to save the kinds of whale behaviors and stunning landscapes that you'll see on a Maui whale watch tour.
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Like other types of whales and dolphins, killer whales (orcas) have a dorsal fin on their back. The dorsal fin is distinctive in that it is larger than most species relative to their body size. In fact, it is one of the characteristics used to identify individuals.
Infographic WIN. Five years into the Gulf oil disaster, scientists are still studying its impact on birds, whales, sea turtles, and other marine life—and the critical ecosystems beneath the waves. This infographic shows what we know, and it’s not encouraging, for either the Gulf or future plans for offshore drilling.