A North Atlantic Right Whale
and Calf off the Coast of Florida
Right Whale Sounds:
The Endangered Mammals of
Whales, a member of the
are the largest mammals on
and are quite similar to us Humans;
they are warm blooded, they give
and they nurse their young.
Whales swim in groups called pods
make the deep oceans their homes.
Each of these three Whales has
areas or grounds and birthing or
The Fin and The Humpback are both
Baleen whales, meaning without
They eat in a process that allows
to go into their mouths when they
or gulp huge amounts of
trapping fish/food in a sort of
The Baleen, is a brushlike
filtration feature that
catches the fish/food when the
closes its mouth and expels
Florida has three Whales in
the Right, the Humpback and
the Fin Whales.
Of the three, the Right Whale
is the most critically
Endangered with numbers of only
about 350 remaining.
As with many other Endangered Sea Species,
mortality in Whales most frequently results from ship
collisions, fishing entanglements,
and raw waste dumped into the oceans
U.S. Navy Ships, making the world's oceans
one big garbage dump.
Whales communicate with each other
through a series
of sounds or songs, some long, some
Each Whale has different sounds
for different situations,
which can normally travel many miles
But a new problem that all Whales
share is interference noise
from ships and other human
activities in the Oceans.
Many tragedies have resulted from
what is said to be
the confusion resulting from these
The future of all Marine animals is
in our hands,
we have now invaded their
and if we are not respectful of
their place there,
we may become the cause of their
elimination from it.
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