Synopsis by Alice Day
Pods of whales are no longer seen as frequently as they were in the past, as the giant creatures succumb to the growing pollution in the world's oceans. Dumping of wastes by industrial nations, oil spills, and hazardous materials have all contributed to high levels of toxins in the seas. For the smallest organisms to the largest, the underwater world has evolved into a deadly environment. Challenge of the Seas, Vol. 11: The Sea of Whales examines the manner in which whale numbers are diminishing, not at the hands of whale hunters, but from the polluted waters of the seas.