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One Planet: We are all whalers -- The plight of whales and our responsibility

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, marine scientist Dr. Michael Moore discusses his book, We Are All Whalers: The Plight of Whales and Our Responsibility.

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered whale species. They are approaching extinction with fewer than 350 remaining. The Biden administration recently rejected an emergency petition aimed at protecting right whales from lethal ship strikes.

Dr Moore says we are enabling human-induced morbidity and mortality of whales around the world. What can we do to protect these majestic creatures?


Dr. Michael Moore, director of the Marine Mammal Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and author of We Are All Whalers: The Plight of Whales and Our Responsibility

Web Resources:

Time, Michael Moore: We Must Save the North Atlantic Right Whale to Save Ourselves

News4Jax: Marine biologists disentangle right whale off the coast of Georgia

The Weather Network: Wrong news about North Atlantic right whales: How human noise affects them

CNN: A whale belonging to one of the rarest species is ‘likely to die,’ after entanglement, NOAA says

Mongabay: U.S. refuses calls for immediate protection of North Atlantic right whales

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.