Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Endangered Species of the Southern Ocean

  • The Southern Royal Albatross is a sea bird that feeds on squids and fish. It's threatened by long-line fishing.

  •  Fur seals are mainly found on the sub-antarctic islands. These seals face threats from habitat loss, overfishing, oil spills and entanglement in fishing nets.

  • Humpback whales are commonly known for their famous "singing". These whales face threats from oil whalers.