From 6,000-year-old cave paintings to Moby Dick to Free Willy, whales have long captured the human imagination. Among the largest, most powerful and most intelligent creatures to ever live on our planet, whales have inspired both fear and awe for millennia. On this episode of Sidedoor, we’ll explore our surprising relationship with whales through the lens of one species: the gray whale. Once aggressively hunted and thought to be nearly extinct, they’ve rebounded to become one of the North Pacific’s most abundant whale species. How did it happen? Did we change or did they?
Posted: 30 January 2019