~ Civilisation was built upon the backs of whales ~
The major cities of the modern world all stand where whaling stations once stood.
Before the oil industry, whale oil lubricated and powered lighting and machines.
Baleen filaments were used for springs and blubber used for soap and margarine.
For Glycerol and Glycerine to make cosmetics and weapons.
They were made into strings and drum skins to entertain.
Whales made buttons, paint and crayons and detergent.
They are fed to livestock and domestic pets.
Ambergris is still used today for religious ceremony, they even polished shoes.
We have much to be grateful for and still much more to learn.