Whales Helping Marine Ecosystems

I am currently working on an illustration project in conjunction with Dalvero Academy, at Mystic Seaport.  This project will focus on educating and engaging the public on whale conservation, and how it effects both marine and human populations today.  In recent research whales have been proven to be ecosystem engineers. Whales make a huge difference on underwater ecosystems. They have powerful and positive influence on the functions of the oceans, global carbon storage, and even the health of commercial fisheries. Below are a few studies illustrating this concept.