What an absolute whale of a time!
Our participants from 047. Environmentally Aware & Trash Hunting camp enjoyed a magical journey into Faxaflói bay. The bay is full of birdlife and different whale species. They were very lucky and saw many humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.
Remember that whales and dolphins are wild animals, and should be protected and celebrated only in their natural environment. They are intelligent, socially complex mammals and indicators of the health of marine ecosystems.
Did you know?
- Despite living in the water, whales breathe air like us.
- Blue whales can weigh up to 200 tons, as much as 33 elephants.
- Whales play a significant role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere; thus playing their part in the fight against climate change.
- There used to be hundred of thousands of blue whales. Today, they are listed as endangered species, with less than 3,000 remaining in the wild.
- Killer whales/ Orcas are actually dolphins and they are the ocean's top predators.