kg of waste
found in the belly of a Sperm Whale
travel the world's oceans.
kg of plastic
found in a Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Marine mammals are subject to many threats. Most are related to human activities.
Bad whale-watching practices at sea can alter animal behavior and generate additional energy expenditures.
Human-generated noise pollution interferes with cetaceans' vital behaviors and can physically harm them.
Intensive professional fishing and bycatch are the main causes of mortality of marine mammals in the world.
is ubiquitous at sea and has disastrous effects on animals that ingest or are injured by them.
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