Whales can be found in all of the world's oceans, but the specific location depends on the species of whale. Sperm whales can be found in all of the oceans of the world, for example, with male populations found primarily in the equator and polar regions, and young whale...
Blue whales live in all the oceans across the globe. They are migratory, and travel great distances at different times in their lives. The three main regions where blue whales are found are the North Atlantic, the North Pacific and the Southern hemisphere.
According to National Geographic, the two largest gray whale populations are located in the North Pacific Ocean. Gray whales migrate year-round between climate zones, as they prefer to breed in warmer southern waters and live in cooler arctic regions.
Whale sharks live in all seas that are tropical or warm-temperate. Generally whale sharks range no further south than South America and no further north than the United States. They prefer warmer waters near the equator.
Killer whales live mostly in cool coastal waters. However, they can be found in most oceans across the globe. The least likely area to find them is in the middle of open warm areas, such as the Pacific Ocean.
Any human being unfortunate enough to be swallowed by a whale would likely die within seconds or minutes, by either drowning, crushing or asphyxiation. Interestingly, large plankton eaters tend to have an esophagus that is far too narrow to accommodate human-size prey.
As of 2014, whaling is legal in the countries of Japan, Norway and Iceland. While the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986 to protect the species, these countries have each used loopholes to continue the practice.