Oceans Can't Keep Me Away From You - 24 inches x 36 inches Original Painting Acrylic on Canvas - $2306.00 CAD
These magical beasts of the sea cruise the coast line up to our waters in British Columbia where they bring their young to feed on on the richness of these waters.
These giants of the deep are slow swimmers, making them easy targets for whalers in the first half of the 20th century, when they were killed by the thousands for their blubber. Now protected, Humpback populations have grown to nearly 54,000 worldwide— over 45 percent of their original numbers. Although the North Pacific population was previously estimated between 6,000 to 8,000, a recent population estimate based on 2004-2006 data was slightly over 18,000 individuals. Despite this dramatic increase, current numbers are considerably smaller than pre-whaling population estimates.
What can you do?
Humpback Whales will get the protection they need only if all Canadians work together to reduce threats. Find out more about Humpback Whales and be aware of man-made threats such as vessel strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and toxic spills. Do your best to reduce these threats wherever possible. Get involved with the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP) or another conservation organization.
While out on the water, follow the ‘Be Whale Wise: Marine Wildlife Guidelines for Boaters, Paddlers, and Viewers’ to reduce negative interactions between boats and Humpback Whales.
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