Greenpeace have launched the Great Whale Trail, following the migration of humpback whales from the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific, where they breed, to the icy Southern Ocean around Antarctica, where they feed. And they’re doing it via satellite tracking and Google Maps. Nifty.
Why are they doing this? Well, it’s simple, really: whales must not be allowed to die in the thousands for needless, discredited “research,” – like that carried out by the Japanese whaling fleet, when they kill more than 900 whales every year. The satellite tracking whales in the Southern Ocean will be used to prove that non-lethal means can be used to do some real research!
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