Whales are great. On this point, at least, I think we can all agree. They are big, graceful, smart, underwater beauties with soothing voices. When it comes to which whale is the best whale, however, people are deeply divided.
The Pacific Ocean off California’s coast accounts for around 10 percent of the United States’ haul of seafood. But these productive waters are acidifying twice as fast as the rest of the world’s oceans, according to new research, and that’s bad news for anything with a shell.