These majestic animals — whales — marine mammals of the order Cetacea, do not belong to dolphins or sea pigs. A killer whale and pilot whale are also informal names “whales”, although according to strict classification they are dolphins. In an obsolete classification under the implied whales baleen whales. In the old days, the word “whale” is sometimes meant Leviathan.
Intensive whaling led to a strong reduction in their numbers, and in 1931, made their first international steps to limit its magnitude. In 1982 a moratorium on the extraction of cetaceans. Currently, several countries continues limited whaling, including scientific purposes and to meet the needs of indigenous peoples.
Looking at these majestic and graceful animals, it’s hard to believe that they can be quite helpless before the man.