Breaching Humpback Whale
A Breaching Humpback Whale
 Photo credit:  Whit Welles
Humpback Whale Sounds: Ocean Mammal Institute


The Endangered Mammals of Florida



Florida's Endangered Whales



The Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae


This magnificent Mammal, whose playful antics in the seas,

 has created a global audience of admirers,

is Endangered in the Atlantic, while maintaining

somewhat safer numbers in the Pacific.


As with many other Endangered Sea Species,

mortality in Whales most frequently results from ship

collisions, fishing entanglements, hunting, noise pollution,

and raw waste dumped into the oceans by Cruise ships,

and the U.S. Navy Ships, making the world's oceans

more resemble one big garbage dump.

Humpback Whale

The Singing Humpback Whale
Photo credit: Dr. Herman@NOAA


Over the years, thanks to groups like Greenpeace

who keep their feet to the fire, we know who is doing

what to these and the other remarkable giants of the Sea.


Humpbacks, it has been shown by recent brain studies,

may be as smart or smarter than we are,

we just don't happen to speak their language!

Breaching Humpback Whale
A Breaching Humpback Whale
Photo Credit: NOAA

Sadly, the Humpback whale is still

being hunted by the Japanese

who claim it to be a purely scientific killing.

A very special man has created a unique place to encourage

the world to get behind conservation in a sane manner.

Richard Leakey, son of Louis and Mary, made the ultimate

sacrifice years ago after being attacked and maimed by

poachers in Africa while trying to protect African Elephants.

Outraged with Japan over Whale Hunting


Places to learn more:

American Cetacean Society

Humpback Whale Facts

Climate Affects Whale Breeding



Humpback Whales



Humpbacks Have Human Brain Cells


Jean-Michel Cousteau

Saving the Songs of the Sea


National Geographic

Humpback Whale Profile

What the Songs Really Mean


New Foundland and Labrador

General Information about Humpbacks


Ocean Mammal Institute

Listen to Them Sing


PBS: Nature

Humpback Whales


Science Daily

The Humpback Speaks

More Whale Sounds


Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

General Whale Information


Whale Center of New England

Florida's Three Endangered Whales


And finally, the Mother of all Whale News sites

Whale News



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