"What a big problem!" you may be thinking, and "How could I do something to help?" Here are a few ideas of how you can help the North Atlantic Right Whales.
Share the story of the right whales
Now that you know the right whale story, share it with others. The more people understand the plight of the North Atlantic right whales, the more likely things will change.
Contact representatives in congress
Write your representatives and let them know you support right whale research and the rules and laws that are based on the research. More specifically, the SAVE the right whales act!
join organizations that support right whales
Join organizations like Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Ocean Conservancy and the Humane Society. They all advocate specifically for right whales.
Buy local to reduce shipping
Buy local! Everything we buy, from cars to vegetables, does not have to be shipped if they are locally made and bought. And less shipping could mean less ship strikes.
cut down your carbon footprint
Watch your carbon footprint and conserve. Global warming certainly causes problems for right whales as well as most wildlife.
less plastic, and out of the ocean
Stop using plastic as much as you can. Plastic is clogging the ocean and interrupting nutrient cycles. Many organisms die directly from eating plastic; including whales.
encourage best practices
Encourage lobster fisherman to use 1700 pound breaking strength rope or less immediately. And support research for "rope-less fishing".
The more people know about the plight of the right whales, the better.
The more letters that are sent, the more our voices are heard - and the more they listen.
Buying local not only benefits you, but both the economy and the environment!
Be conscious of your every day decisions and how they are effecting the world around you.
Single-use plastics dominate landfills - and our oceans.
Fishermen are currently testing whale release ropes.