Why are Whales so important?

To celebrate Earth Day 2021 we wanted to create a quick post to highlight our favourite mammals – whales (if you hadn’t guessed!).

We created a list about why the gentle giants of the sea are so important.

  • They are beautiful, majestic and very cute.
  • Their poo ‘fertilises’ the sea so carbon absorbing phytoplankton can grow.
  • After they die their carbon rich bodies sink deep and provide nutrients to lots of deep sea organisms.
  • They keep balance in marine ecosystems by eating and controlling predator fish.
  • They support economies- whale Watching tourism is worth >$2.1 billion USD per year ( 250,000 Whale Watchers in Iceland per year!).

What’s not to love!