Why are blue whale’s endangered?
The primary threats blue whales currently face are vessel strikes and entanglements in fishing gear. NOAA Fisheries and its partners are dedicated to conserving and rebuilding blue whale populations worldwide. We use a variety of innovative techniques to study, protect, and rescue these endangered animals.
Are humans a threat to blue whales?
Despite the ban on hunting, blue whales face a number of threats, all of which are caused by humans. These threats include entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships, and habitat impacts including noise pollution. One of the threats facing blue whales is entanglement in fishing gear.
What are the threats of whales?
Threats to whales include commercial whaling, pollution, ozone depletion, global warming an whale watching.