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Cetaceans are the marine mammals whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and the American Cetacean Society (ACS) protects all of them and their habitats. The "About ACS" page on their website reveals that the founders of the organization were originally looking to harvest whales for their meat in the hopes that they could eradicate world hunger. Instead, they found the whale population in dire straits, and started ACS in order help protect these gentle giants. Visitors to the site will be met with heart-stopping photos of different species of whales, as well as photos and info about whale-watching trips and tours, and a link to the ACS newsletter called "Spyhopper". Visitors should be sure to check out the article in December's issue entitled "Bubblenet: Encounters with a Humpback Feeding Frenzy". It's artfully and intelligently written, and describes every detail of the encounter, down to the gusts of horribly bad breath these leviathans emit when surfacing for air during their herring feasts.

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