While you may not be able to see it; life below the water is changing – in very bad ways. On a daily basis an incredible amount of trash makes its way into the ocean, of which PLASTIC is the biggest culprit.
Plastic is toxic and takes hundreds of years to biodegrade into tiny even more toxic pieces of microplastics. It is arguably one of the most detrimental waste products that is ending up in our oceans and ultimately into the animals that live in it.
This gentle giant goes by the name of Blue, and he is a male Humpback whale.
You can find Humpback whales roaming all over the world. In the winter, they tend to be found in warm southern waters and in the summer, the whales migrate up the coast to the cold nutrient rich waters of the north. In Canada, Humpbacks can be found off the coast of British Columbia, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in June, July and August.
Even though the closest ocean to North Bay is more than 900 kilometers away, Blue is making a splash in our city because he needs your help.
Blue dreams of a healthier and cleaner ocean, where he doesn’t need to worry about his underwater friends dying as a result of plastic. To do this he needs everyone to pitch in.
Living way up in northern Ontario, it’s easy to be disconnected from ocean related problems, but the sea of change starts with you;
Let’s give the whales something to sing about this year. Let’s lend the ocean a helping fin and reduce our use of plastic!
If you’re a scuba diver that wants to learn more about sustainability and diving, check out our: How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver post.
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