Whale Tail - Double Pendant Necklace - 925 Sterling Silver
Welcome to the new range of Apex Ocean Jewellery!
This is the double whale tail necklace, It is classy, elegant, and perfect for day-to-day or a special occasion.
This is a sterling silver necklace and double pendant that is unisex. A percentage is donated to whale conservation for each purchase, which means you get a beautiful piece of jewellery for all unisex designs, a free gift and helping whales and dolphins at the same time.
The necklace is available on a snake chain, cable chain, leather wax coated, and in different lengths.
custom - leather wax and cable chain
These necklaces are donated to whale conservation and the importance of them within the ecosystem. Please take a read below
Why Are Whales Important | Their Impact on the Environment & Ecosystem
Wahels play a significant role in the health of our environment and our understanding of marine mammals. Furthermore, they support growing economies that rely on whale watching, and spectator activities by bringing in capital through tourism.
To give you a greater understanding of their importance, we’ll begin by looking at how whales have helped us develop our understanding of marine mammals and why this understanding has led to new perspectives on the care of various marine mammals.
Next, we’ll take a look at how whales affect our environment and the ocean’s ecosystem and end with how they help growing economies bring in extra money through tourism and local events.
Understanding marine mammals
Whales have become an important topic of study among marine biologists and scientists. Biological and research studies in whale behavior, echolocation, language, intelligence, environmental impact, and various other topics have helped scientists learn about the whale species and their impact on this world.
By observing how they thrive and survive in the ocean, we have learned a great deal about their social structure and how they communicate with one another. For these marine mammals, the development of a healthy society is crucial to their survival.
Depending on the whale species, some marine mammals spend most of their lives together and hunt with one another and protect each other from harm. In some ways, this is akin to the way humans, elephants, and primates live.
In addition to forming highly developed relationships and societies with one another, whales also display a high level of intelligence and self-recognition (a characteristic found in only a few animal species).
When it comes to communication, whales have a very complex language that is so sophisticated some researchers believe that we may be able to communicate with them if we can understand what they are saying and develop the technology necessary to have a conversation or at least communicate our interests with other cetaceans. Note: The cetacean species is made up of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
This understanding of whale intelligence has brought new insights into the importance of caring for these marine mammals and granting them certain protective rights to thrive in the ocean. In fact, some individuals feel that whales, dolphins, and porpoises should be granted many of the same rights as humans and other highly intelligent animals.
Our growing understanding of whales is important for improving marine mammals’ safety measures and developing the ocean’s ecosystem.
Lastly, by studying how these marine mammals use echolocation, researchers have improved and implemented these methods into our own technology to test various ways on how we can improve our own sonar abilities.
Whales and the environment
When it comes to the environment, and the ocean’s ecosystem, whales help regulate the flow of food by maintaining a stable food chain and ensuring that certain animal species do not overpopulate the ocean.
For example, a blue whale can consume as much as 40 million krill per day, so you can imagine its impact on stabilizing the aquatic ecosystem if the blue whale species were to become extinct. When one animal species important to the food chain dies, it allows other species to thrive.
At first, it may appear that other species are benefiting from no longer having to face a predator such as whales; However, over time, these animals will overpopulate and possibly destroy the population of other species that it feeds on, so whales play an important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem by making sure other species do not overpopulate and destroy the species below them in the food chain.
Studies have shown that the nutrients in sperm whale poop help stimulate phytoplankton’s growth, which pulls carbon from the atmosphere to provide a cleaner and healthier breathing environment for all animals. Estimates state that as much as 400,000 tonnes of carbon are extracted from the air due to these whales each year!
In addition to feeding carbon-fighting phytoplankton, the fact that whale poop stimulates the growth of phytoplankton means that it also helps feed other species that consume phytoplankton for their survival.
Today, however, commercial whaling activities are illegal, and those caught hunting whales may face steep fines and jail time. While there are still groups that continue to hunt these marine mammals, the number of participating commercial whalers is continuing to decline. The illegalization of commercial whaling has allowed certain species to begin to repopulate their numbers and grow.
Four reasons why whales are important to our environment:
- Whales play an important role in stabilizing the aquatic food chain and reproduction of other species. As more whales are killed, the ocean’s food distribution becomes destabilized and causes changes in the food supply of many other kinds of marine life.
- Scientific studies of the cetacean species (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have led to many discoveries and advancements regarding echolocation, aquatic environments, marine life/biology, marine mammal intelligence, and other important oceanic topics.
- Whale poop plays a large role in stabilizing the offset of carbon in the atmosphere, providing a healthier environment for both land and aquatic lifeforms.
- Whale watching and various other spectating activities have brought billions of dollars, helping stimulate economic growth in various cities, states, and countries.
As you can see, whales play a vital role in our ecosystem by maintaining a stable food chain and feeding other marine animals that provide a cleaner atmosphere and help growing economies increase their awareness and profitability through tourism.
Without the whale species’ existence, the entire world’s economy would see a huge negative shift, and everyone and everything would be affected by this change.