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Whale Entanglement

Why Balloons Blow

Balloon safety is critical in keeping our oceans safe and clean for many sea birds, whales, dolphins, turtles, sea lions, seals, sharks, fish, and more! The simple act of watching a balloon float into the sky causes fatal harm to curious ocean animals living down below the ocean’s surface. Nothing says “let’s celebrate” like a bouquet…

Whale Endangerment & Entanglement

“The five most frequently entangled large whale species include the humpback whale, gray whale, minke whale, blue whale, and North Atlantic right whale. Even when people do everything right, many of these entangled animals can not be freed.”- Kim Sawicki 2020 broke records for more than the tragic loss of life across the globe due…

Whale Entanglement Part 3: How to Prevent Entangled Whales

Whale entanglement in fishing gear is affecting the whale population at an astounding rate. A record number of entangled whales have been reported since the early 2000s, putting large whales such as blue whales, humpback whales, and gray whales, at great risk of injury and death. Whales that become entangled in fishing line and fishing…

Whale Entanglement Part 2: How Entangled Whales Are Rescued

With over 300,000 marine mammals, including large whales, dolphins, and porpoises, dying every year from fishing gear entanglement, this worldwide devastating phenomenon is catching the attention of people around the globe. While our oceans are both vast and incredible, what takes place below the surface with fishing gear, line, and traps is alarming. Even more…

Whale Entanglement Part 1: How Whales Become Entangled

All across the globe, an extraordinary amount of marine mammals are cruising about our vast and incredible oceans. Although these majestic and graceful creatures migrate, feed, and dwell amid some of nature’s most pristine locations, a catastrophic occurrence is taking place beneath the surface of the swells. This heartbreaking happening is the devastating reality of…

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