Endangered Sperm Whales
Common and Scientific Name
Threats and Dangers of Pygmy Sperm Whales!
- Bycatch in fishing gear, including (driftnets, gillnets, and purse seine operations).
- Commercial harpoon fisheries over-fishing in Indonesia, the Lesser Antilles, and Japan.
- Being hit by ships, occasionally.
- Marine debris and trash.
- Underwater sounds and anthropogenic noise.
What's Being Done?
-The Marine Protection Act of 1972 is a law that prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas, and the importation of marine mammals and marine mammal products into the U.S.
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whales