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Endangered Species: Blue Whale

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Some interesting facts a general overview of endagered species being the analysis focused on the Blue Whale

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Endangered Species: Blue Whale

  1. 1. ENDANGERED SPECIES
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  4. 4. The 2008 IUCN Red List contains information on the conservation status of all of theworlds known mammal species Over 1,700 experts have contributed to these assessments.
  5. 5. The IUCN has calculated the percentage of endangered species as 40 % of all organisms based on the sample of species that have been evaluated through 2006.
  6. 6. The most diverse country for mammals is Indonesia (670), followed closely by Brazil (648).China (551) and Mexico (523) are the only other two other countries with more than 500 species Nearly one-quarter (22 %) of the worlds mammal species are known to be globally threatened or extincted
  7. 7. “It has confirmed an extinction crisis,with almost one in four [mammals] at 1,141 of the 5,487 mammals on Earth are known to berisk of disappearing forever” threatened with extinction
  8. 8. The habitat lost anddegradation are the main causes of exctinction.Land Change is mainly caused by Human activity and climate change
  9. 9. Global population of Blue Whale is uncertain. It is calculated over 10,000-25,000 speciescorresponding to a 3-11% of 1911 population
  10. 10. At over 33 metres (108 ft) in length and 180 metric tones (200 short tones) or more inweight, it is the largest animal ever known to have existed
  11. 11. They lives alone or withother individual. In locations where there is a high concentration of food 50blue whales have been seen
  12. 12. An
adult
blue
whale
can
eat
up
to
40
million
krill
in
a
 day.
The
whales
always
feed
in
areas
with
high
 concentration
of
krill.
  13. 13. Found in all oceans except the Artic
  14. 14. The Japan program of hunting whales wants to duplicate the number of whales fished
  15. 15. Blue Whale hunting was banned in 1966
  16. 16. Another threat for the Blue whalesare to be attacked by Orcas
  17. 17. Melting Glaciers is another threat. Can change the miggrattory patterns
  18. 18. Increasing temperatures change the ocean temperatures affecting the blue whale’s food supply

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