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    The Whaling Industry

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    is “the practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone.” Whaling has been around for centuries, some evidence even showing whaling being practiced as far back as 6,000 B.C. So in other words, whaling has been around for thousands of years. In the 17th century whaling had truly been materialized into an industry. For the next two centuries, the whaling industry had skyrocketed, making it a highly competitive business and slowly making the whales a dying species. In the 1700’s, American colonists began developing their own whale fishery. The islanders from Nantucket had killed their first sperm whale in 1712, due to the poor soil used for farming. At this day an…

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    pieces of seaweed around her plate Benny was shocked when his father told him the news. “Son, it isn’t that your mother and I don’t love you any less than your other siblings. We just know that you are going to be something great, and keeping you here would hinder your possibilities.” The thing that hurt Benny the most was the monotone sound coming from his father. There weren’t tears, choking up, or even any variety in his father’s gruff voice. Not wanting to hear anything else Benny swam up to…

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    The Japanese and Norwegian violation of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium on whaling are two distinct issues in my mind. In 1986 the IWC imposed a moratorium on whaling (IWC. n.d.) in order to protect the worldwide population of whales. I contend that the protection of whales, or any other species which are in danger of extinction is a positive and necessary step, but the protection of thriving species is unnecessary. Norway only allows whaling of minke whales…

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    Blue Whales Habitat

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    The blue whale is the largest animal in the world weighing in at 180 tonnes and an average of 30m in length. The blue whale is part of the Chordata phylum as it body possesses a notochord, an endostyle, pharyngeal slits and a post anal tail. The blue whales body is a blue-greyish colour on the top and on its underbelly it is somewhat lighter. The blue whale has a long and tapering body that is muscular when compared with other whales. Its head it a flat U-shape and has a ridge that runs from the…

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    Pros And Cons Of Whaling

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    An Exemption for Whaling Do you agree with the Norwegian and Japanese position on permitting the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption? In 1986, The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whale hunting. Only two countries challenged this ruling - Norway and Iceland. They are the only two countries today that still practice whale hunting commercially. Japan practices whale hunting for “scientific” purposes. At this rate, there’s nothing cultural…

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    Dolphin Hunting Methods

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    categories: odontocetes (toothed), and mysticetes (baleen). Dolphins fall into the larger category of cetaceans, which is odontocetes; this grouping also includes killer whales, porpoises, and narwhals. Odontocetes have one blowhole for breathing, unlike mysticetes which have two blowholes. Odontocetes are known to be social creatures and prefer to live in pods or groups (Marine Mammal Center). The socialness of dolphins plays a big role in their ability to hunt as pods, which is favored by…

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    Whales Persuasive Speech

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    Whales are one of the most amazing and unique mammals that has a free lifestyle in the underwater life. They are known to be the biggest mammal currently living. You would expect all whales to have such a hefty appetite,which they do, although they consume such tiny animals. Whales consume around 8,000 pounds of krill and other small fish per day. There is a reasoning behind why they eat so much, and that reason is to keep the food chain going. What if these whales couldn’t live a free lifestyle…

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    However, the professor argues that this theory is also unlikely. If this theory were true, the number of other marines, such as whale, should also decline, too. Yet, there is no evidence to support that the number of whales has declined. Lastly, the article suggests that the European fur trader should be responsible for the extinction of the sea cow. Again, the professor points out that this hypothesis is not supported by the fact. The number of sea cow became small 100 ago before the European…

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    not really care about the global ban on whales. It has been reported that Japan will continue their hunting of whales after a 365 day drought. Japan seems convinced about the idea that whales don't deserve to live. It has been announced that Japan will only do it, however, on a limited level and it will not be a full on whale killing spree. SO MANY DISAGREE WITH JAPAN KILLING WHALES There are many environmental groups and various governments that completely disagree with what Japan is doing.…

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    people do not realize that it is still a modern issue and has not slowed down. Certain countries like Japan and Norway have a bad reputation for the significant slaughter of whales. Factors such as low numbers and very slow reproduction rate play huge role also. This is causing an uproar in most places of world and scientists and animal rights activists are stepping up to offer help. Even killer and sperm whales have harmless nature and are not aggressive when they are left alone. Because of…

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