Overview of Threats to Marine Mammals

  1.     Toxins

  2.     Whaling, culling and captivity

  3.     Noise (includes impacts of low / mid frequency sonar)

  4.     Marine debris

  5.     Reduced prey

  6.     Marine mammal viewing regulations 

  7.     Land to sea transfer of pathogens (i.e. marine mammals getting diseases originating in terrestrial animals)

Latest reports on issues facing whales/oceans:  

  1.         Cetacean Sightings Network

  2.         Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society  

  3.         American Cetacean Society  

  4.         Oceana 

  5.         David Suzuki Foundation 

  6.         National Resource Defence Council

  7.         Save Our Salmon