The Survival of the North Atlantic Right Whales
2019 Right Whales, High School, Art
Growing up, I was surrounded by my pet dogs, birds, and turtles. I love animals and admired their presence in our world. Although I say I love them, in reality, I know so little. I was unaware that North Atlantic right whales were going extinct. They’re known to be the world’s most endangered whale species, with only an estimated 450 left. Unfortunately, what provokes their eradication is human beings. Sailors and fishermen don’t realize the whales are constantly getting entangled into their fishing gear and being struck by vessels. With more relentless threats like these, our environment can be demolished. Whales succor the oceanic ecosystem by maintaining a balanced food chain. The ocean, their home, is a substantial factor that benefits humans and without it, we will be extinct. Assimilating this information evoked myself to partake in this contest. The drawing I created depicts a North Atlantic right whale being nearly captured by a fishing net. I drew that to specify the prime factor that’s causing the whale's extinction. I will consider using my voice to speak for the whales. I’ll gladly inform my peers about this serious matter with reasoning and corroboration. Therefore, my objective is to share the issue of the population plummet of North Atlantic right whales to further display their need of our help.