essay 3 - whales

essay 3 - whales - 1 NRCC 150 March 5, 2008 Whales Whales...

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NRCC 150 March 5, 2008 Whales Whales are one of our world’s most amazing animals, but as human population and technology continue to increase, these wonders are suffering. Whales are dominant beasts in the oceans, but they are beginning to decrease in number due to our society’s practices. Although activist groups are continuing to do what they can to get laws pass to protect these creatures, they continue to see abuse in not only hunting, but new technologies that could possibly be fatal. If our world continues to treat whales the same way, they may be gone forever. Whales are some of the largest and most dominant beasts in the ocean. They are mammals, like humans, that breath in oxygen through their blow hole from the surface, grow hair (minimal), have mammary glands, and are warm blooded. Whales have a layer of blubber or fat under the skin that help to keep them warm and as a secondary food source if food runs low. A whale’s body consists of paddle shaped fins on the sides of their bodies, a single fin in the back, and they can be described as having the general look of a generic fish. The Blue Whale is the largest living mammal and animal on the entire planet and these beasts can live up to 200 years. (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia 2008) Whales today are experiencing more and more threats as human population and
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