West Coast whales eating into fishery profits
Sperm whales, who inhabit pretty much every ocean around the globe are being vilified.
Accusations by fisherman of sperm whales overfishing in the commercial fisherman's domain off our coast will elicit little sympathy from British Columbians.
Those magnificent mammals, much like Vancouver's lone grey whale feeding in Vancouver's False creek this week seems to raising the ire of British Columbia's commercial fisherman.
Whales, originally a land mammal, derived from a deer like creature called a Indohyus over 50-60 million years ago, parted ways from land and evolved, entering the worlds oceans permanently some 50 million years ago.
While man has only been around a relatively short time, whales were here first, and one would think possession of our oceans is 9/10s of the law, regardless of profits lost.
It's a big ocean out there, and when British Columbian's are greeted with dead whales washing up on our shores from malnutrition, based on autopsies conducted showing plastic bottles, wire, sawdust and other human based waste, perhaps it's time to cut these whales some slack.
Perhaps commercial fisherman should move to areas other than whale feeding grounds for the time being, until the whales move south on their migration.