Whales and Pollution
By: Brendan Roberson 3A
what/how are the pollutions affecting the whales
- Noise Pollution
Whales use their sense of hearing for many purposes; such as hunting for prey, navigation, migration, and distinguishing the members of the same species, but with so many artificial sounds in our oceans its difficult for whales to distinguish them all.
Littering can also lead to death of whales and many other organisms because of toxic substances in trash ( oil, detergents, pesticides, trash) that once eaten by whales can often lead to their deaths.
- Water Pollution
water polluted with nutrients can lead to huge growth of toxic algae which when eaten by Whales may cause serious diseases and death.