world whale day

19 February is world whale day. Image: Pixabay

Celebrate the giants of the ocean – it is world whale day

Discover the history and importance of world whale day – an annual celebration of the magnificent creatures of the ocean

world whale day

19 February is world whale day. Image: Pixabay

World whale day celebrates the giants of the ocean to raise awareness about their beauty and ecological value to the planet.

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History of world whale day

Greg Kauffman, the founder of the Pacific Whale Foundation, initiated the idea for World Whale Day in 1980.

This to raise awareness about the threat of extinction faced by humpback whales, which swim off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.

The annual day has become a part of the Maui Whale Festival, which showcases the humpback whales.

The festival, organized by the Pacific Whale Foundation, attracts crowds from all over the planet every year.

It features a parade, children’s events, costumed characters, and music from Hawaiian and international stars.

However, this isn’t just about the humpbacks in Hawaii, but about all the whales in the oceans of the planet.

The oceans are facing numerous threats, such as pollution from toxic materials like chemicals, plastic litter, oil spills, and industrial waste.

This pollution endangers the whale populations of today and the future. World Whale Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of these magnificent creatures and the need to protect their habitats.

Celebrating the largest animals on the planet is what World Whale Day is all about.

So, get ready to join in the celebration of this day!