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Asha de Vos

Marine Biologist, The University of California Santa Cruz

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Why do you care about blue whales?

As a blue whale researcher, I know why I care about the state blue whales are in today. I spend hours on the water with them and have the privilege of asking and exploring numerous questions. At the same time, i cannot stop marvelling at their immense size, agility, speed and awe-inspiring grace. I know why I care but right now, I just want to know why you care. Looking forward to hearing from lots of you!

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  • Nov 16 2012: I care about all species, endangered or not, but I especially care about whales because they are sentient, self-aware, creatures with language and art. They are certainly better than the knuckle dragging troglodites that hunt them (who I care nothing about at all)

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