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.
PRINTING METHOD CANVAS:
This is a Giclee Print which is a fine-art printing process that uses digital images, high-end printers and archival inks, to print on superior quality canvas material. A protective coating is applied to keep your canvas looking like new. It is then stretched onto a wooden frame and finished by hand
PRINTING METHOD PAPER: The print you receive will be on Entrada Rag Bright is an award winning art paper made of 100% cotton and exhibits a bright surface to bring your vision to life. This naturally acid- and lignin-free paper offers an expanded color gamut, maximum contrast and high ink load that is compatible with pigment inks.
Please note that the canvas depths vary between 3/4inch to 1.5 inches depending on the size. These variations are listed in the selection drop down menu. Larger sizes may be available. For more information please send me and e-mail.
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Each print is a custom order with a 7 day turn around time for printing and processing and it is then shipped. This product ships in about 2-2.5 weeks from time of order.
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