• Question: What is the most impactful sea creature?

    Asked by LejaM to Karen E on 12 Apr 2024.
    • Photo: Karen Edwards

      Karen Edwards answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to answer as I didn’t see this. I’m not entirely sure what you mean by “impactful”. But, certainly species like whales – which were commercially important for hundreds of years but are now a big symbol for us to improve our ocean. It’s the same with other charismatic species (those that people love and find cute) like dolphins and seals – think of the images of polar bears on icebergs. They have a huge impact on human behaviour and our desire to clean up the ocean to protect them.