The Humpback Whale

By Blair Roussos

Where is it found, and why is it endangered?

Humpback whales are found in polar waters during the summer. Then, during the winter they go to subtropical or tropical waters. They are found in a lot of oceans and seas around the world. Humpback whales are endangered because of hunting and loss of habitat. Logging along their migration routes has also polluted the ocean with sediments and nitrates that kill the fish they feed on. The humpback whale was declared an endangered species in 1966.

Why is it important?

Humpback whales are very important economically because they bring in a lot of tourism. People pay a lot of money every year to go on boats and "Whale Watch." Also, they consume 40 million krill everyday, without whales there would be too many krill in the ocean. To add, whale poop plays a large role in helping to offset carbon in the atmosphere.
Humpback Whale Song
Finding Nemo( Dory speaking "whale")