Before the overfishing of whales was a fact, about 1.9 million tonnes of carbon was bound on the seabed each year in the form of dead whales that sank to the bottom. And there is more. . .
"If the Killer whales spot the newly born calf, they will, much like a pack of wolfs, try to separate the calf from its mother, whereby it will become extremely vulnerable."
The publicity from his role in Free Willy led to an effort by Warner Brothers Studio to find him a better home.
Unlike most mammals, marine mammals cannot rely on vision and smell as their main senses. The vision is compromised under slow physical movement of the water.
The volume of the water + the food absorbed by the whale can be huge and sometimes more than the volume of the whale itself.
You will never see a minke whale fluke-up but you may see the side of the fluke cutting the water’s surface as they generally turn their bodies when surface feeding.
The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft)
There have been major changes in Icelandic waters for the passed century. This has had a direct impact on migration routs of some whales to Iceland.