23 May 2008

Good news from the ocean

A title that unfortunately is seldom written...

The Discovery Channel reports today that humpback whales have made a substantial recovery: "The study released Thursday by SPLASH, an international organization of more than 400 whale watchers, estimates there were between 18,000 and 20,000 of the majestic mammals in the North Pacific in 2004-2006.

Their population had dwindled to less than 1,500 before hunting of humpbacks was banned worldwide in 1966..."

1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful to read good news! A lovely post, Stan! Living near the coast as I do, I have often seen these gorgeous creatures and indeed their numbers are noticeably increasing these past years.
    For some nice photos and more information on cetaceans you can drop in on my university's whale research centre,
    Cheerio, Mieke


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