Yes I do remember you! It is nice to see you are still teaching about
Is the accidental death of whales in fishing gear the biggest threat to
cetacean species today or is pollution?
From "Among Whales" by Roger Payne (pg 305):
"Because whales have survived into an age of high technology, they now
face threats that make death by harpoons or accidental capture in
fishing gear seem pale by comparison: I am referring to the slow but
inexorable accumulation of toxic substances in their bodies."
There is more information about toxicants and whales on our website
(www.pbs.org/odyssey or www.oceanalliance.org) or search WhaleNet's
To obtain a slide showing a whale caught in a net or to try to obtain a
piece of drift net try posting your requests on Marmam
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