Whales aren’t just the largest animals on Earth. They also play a vital role in the food chain and the species diversity in our ocean – and help to tackle climate change by naturally absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.
The importance of whales to life on earth underlines the need to protect them, says Whale Safe, the creators of a tool to help protect whales from collisions with ships.
Ship collisions are a leading cause of death for large whales, the organization says.
Whale Safe uses ocean data to make daily predictions on blue whale habitats, while visual signs of whales are gathered by specialist whale sighting volunteers and whale watch vessels.