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  Fishing and whaling
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Protecting whales
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A pair of gray whales Protecting whales

The great whales, the thirteen largest species, are currently protected by the International Whaling Committee's temporary ban on commercial whaling, that's hunting whales to make money.

They are also listed in the world conservation union's red list of threatened species and the USA lists nine species of whales as endangered.

The great whales are:

  • Blue
  • Fin
  • Sei
  • Bryde's
  • Northern Minke
  • Antarctic Minke
  • Humpback
  • Gray
  • Southern Right
  • North Atlantic Right
  • North Pacific Right
  • Bowhead
  • Sperm

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