What did 9/11 tell us about whales? 

A humpback whale's tail comes out of the water during a ride on the Les Ecumeurs boat on the St. Lawrence river at Les Escoumins, Quebec, August 13, 2009. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, large whale species such as the humpback and minke are recovering from a threat of extinction, helped by curbs on hunts since the 1980s. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA SOCIETY ANIMALS) - GM1E58E11EX01

The modern ocean can be a dangerous place for whales. Image: REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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