threats and seasons

From: Pieter Folkens (animalbytes@earthlink.net)
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 12:43:49 EST

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    On Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 07:13 AM, Flipflip1185@aol.com wrote:

    > What are all the major threats to whales besides whaling..
    > Do seasons also have and effect on how whales live?

    The other major threat to whales is habitat degradation, that is loss
    and pollution of their home and especially their feeding areas. Ship
    traffic is also a problem. Too many of the most endangered whales are
    struck by large ships in areas where the whales feed and travel.

    Seasons drive the migrations of the whales. In summer most large whales
    feed in productive cool waters. They go to warm waters in winter to
    give birth to calves and mate for the future.

    Cheers,

    Pieter Folkens



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