NYT article Only 450 remain. Solutions: weaker ropes for lobster traps, more regulations to prevent ships from hitting them , and reducing climate change.
One whale sequesters as much carbon as 30,000 trees. One blue whale is worth $ 2 million in carbon storing. link
Over 57 Whales have been killed by plastics and/or pollution near the Phillipines.
These airgun soundbursts can be heard 2,500 miles away and go off every 10 seconds for months. They are planned on the Atlantic coast from Delaware down to Florida. Please support Greenpeace, Oceana, NRDC, and Sea Shepherd as they oppose this. https://www.ecowatch.com/seismic-tesing-oil-drilling-2402920868.html
These suuperloud seismic airgun blasting for oil could injure 138,000 whales and dolphins from Delaware to Florida. The blasts go off every 10 seconds 24 hours a day. They threaten the endangered right whale. I first became entranced with whales when I heard that a group of false pilot whales had beached themselves near Vero Beach, FL. My sisters and I drove there from our nearby grandparents, and we pushed them out as incoming wave slifted them up. Superloud navy sonar and oil exploration seismic blasts have been suggested as the cause of many whale beachings. The blasts can cause hearing loss in the whales. Link Link
link LA Times on 9-14-15