Save the World’s Largest Mammals by this Simple Change

Save the World’s Largest Mammals by this Simple Change

You may think that the world’s largest mammals, blue whales, may be one of the safest species in the marine world. However, you will be surprised to learn that they were almost nearing extinction at some point. Thanks to the International Whaling Commission that recovered the dwindling population of Blue Whales. However, now they are facing an all new danger of being struck by a shipping vessel.

Since the navigation through sea is at an all time high due to increased trade between countries, these whales have been exposed to this new danger now. Most of the blue whale hotspots fall on the shipping routes which increases the danger all the more.
Even though there are large processes in place so that the collision with a whale can be avoided, there are still instances that are shockingly high. They have even placed alarms and speed limits which have failed to make an impact. Even though these whales may be the largest in the world, they are a no match for a 200,000 ton commercial vessel. The reporting of the number of whales is not accurate because sometimes the crew does not even know that they have hit the mammal. The damage can be a lot worse than can be seen on paper.

However, thankfully there is a solution to avoid killing these whales. If the shipping lines could change their lanes and avoid the hotspots then there can be a significant change in the number of whales that are being killed by colliding with the ships. Unfortunately, the only problem with this otherwise plan is that the U.S. Navy is already using the alternative route which cannot be opened up for commercial liners.

atest Posts

Is your cat happy?

Is your cat happy?

Although we like our furry friends-cats, they are not expressive as dogs, so we can never be sure if they are really happy. We know that you can please them by feeding them, playing with them and of course cuddle with them, but still they will rarely show you the same amount of happiness and joy…

More

Adopting Rabbit as a House Pet

Adopting Rabbit as a House Pet

Domestic rabbits can turn out to be excellent pets. However, before adding rabbit into your family, it is wise to research thoroughly. This in turn will help you to understand the pros and cons of different pets. Rabbits are very quiet in nature. This is highly beneficial compared to a barking dog.…

More

ther posts

How to train a dog so you can drive him in a car

How to train a dog so you can drive him in a car

In order to transport your dog somewhere, you will have to use a car. However, dogs are afraid of cars and motorized vehicles. This means that they will refuse to go inside a car. But, you can train him. If you want to train an older dog, you will need a lot of time and in many cases it is…

More

The benefits of pet ownership for kids

The benefits of pet ownership for kids

Dogs and other animals have several benefits for your kid. They are linked to help with poor immune function, allergies and depression. Pets can also help to healthy children. They can help them in preventing allergies, becoming social outcasts and increasing weight. If you are a parent, these are…

More

ecents

Best House Pets to Have Around a Newborn

Best House Pets to Have Around a Newborn

When it comes to a newborn, selecting the appropriate pets to be around them is crucial to their well-being. Now, it not only comes down to the newborn baby but it also has to do with the pet. Yes, there are some health aspects that you need to take into account. For example, animals do not really…

More

Cesar Millan's cure for a barking dog

Cesar Millan's cure for a barking dog

Cesar Millan is also popularly known as the Dog Whisperer. He has a long running TV with the same name. All episodes tackle problems that dog owners face with difficult pets. It could be anything from new owners to having another pet, like a pet rivalry situation. There was even an episode about how…

More

dvertisement

dvertisement