Trent Valentine Posted almost 2 years ago Why do you care about blue whales? I care about whales the same way that I care about all species. It's not that I have a specific love or fascination with just whales. I get defensive whenever a species is endangered because of system dynamics. We don't know how far the ripple s go; essentially it's the butterfly effect. If we kill the whales, the plankton will overpopulate, if there is too much plankton the ph levels of the ocean are thrown off and ALL species start dying (exaggerated example). We just don't know what kind of an affect our actions can have. It is best to try and maintain things as they are so as not to throw a wrench in the works.