Overfishing has taken so many of their fish that Bryde's are now eating mostly zooplankton, which contain lots of dangerous microplastics.
Bryde's whales and other marine taonga can become entangled in or ingest plastic, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning.
At least 30% of the Gulf needs to be placed in effective marine protection areas to give habitats, fish stocks and other sea life a chance to recover and thrive.
Land activities— such as forestry, farming, mining, draining of wetlands and urban development—dump huge amounts of sediment into the Gulf. This suffocates the seabed and severely impacts estuaries, which are nurseries for juvenile fish and resting places for migratory birds.
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Our moana/ocean is facing more threats than ever. It's time we step up to protect our big blue backyard for Bryde's whales and the many more marine life that call our waters home.
We can’t do it alone. Please make an urgent donation today to help protect our Bryde's whales.