Commercial whaling of the blue whale has been banned since 1967
We should lessen our dump of toxic waste
Those who perform illegal wailing should be fiercely prosecuted
Example: PCBs are one of many man-made chemicals used in the production of plastics and styrofoams- common components of beach trash. Mass die offs of cetaceans thought to be related to PCBs and other environmental factors have been increasing in the last decade.
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