FIN(BACK) WHALE — EN
Surviving Number: 50,ooo- 90,ooo in oceans world-wide.
Range: Virtually the entire ocean (Pacific and Atlantic)
- Whaling (YES- the countries of Iceland, Greenland, and Japan still hunt whales today.)
- Collisions with ships (surprisingly frequent)
- Human noise: ships project immense sound waves under the water, often interfering with critical mating patterns, as whales use extremely loud, low vocalizations to communicate.
- Up to 88 feet long; second largest living animal.
- between 1904-1975, nearly 750ooo whales were killed by hunters.