The blue whale is the largest animal ever to exist! They achieve an astonishing length of 110 feet and a weight of 330,000 pounds by gobbling up tiny krill in huge amounts—consuming up to 6 tons of food a day! These ocean giants were decimated by commercial whaling by the mid 1900s, but fortunately received worldwide legal protection in 1966 and are slowly recovering.
Sadly, the krill that make up so much of the blue whale’s diet are threatened by warming oceans brought on by climate change. If their favorite food disappears so will the whales; that is why Oceana campaigns against drivers of climate change like dirty offshore drilling and promotes the adoption of renewable sources of energy such as responsibly sited offshore wind.
When you make a symbolic adoption, your donation helps power litigation and grassroots advocacy to win policy victories that prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and promote the transition to clean energy.
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