So then I started wondering – what about cetaceans? Heck, wouldn’t a whale, dolphin, or porpoise love climate change? More water, warmer water, more places to forage. Turns out, that’s not the case….
According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society: “Changes in sea temperature, freshening of seawater, sea level rise, loss of icy polar habitats and the decline of food sources are just some of the many threats posed by climate change.”
For the National Marine Life Center and our partners at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue Program, unfortunately, that sounds like more strandings….
For a copy of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society’s report on “Whales in Hot Water”, click here.