Like many other species, cetaceans suffer the consequences of global warming.

In fact, global warming affects their environment, habitat and food sources on which they depend (krill, fish, etc.). Many species may be unable to adapt. Large cetaceans are particularly affected because some species feed mainly in polar regions directly affected by climate change.

Several international organisations are actively investigating the matter, particularly within the Antarctic Treaty System and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).