1 Tahrcountry Musings: Important Blue Whale Colony Discovered

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Important Blue Whale Colony Discovered

One of the world's most important blue whale colonies have discovered off the coast of Chile. This is rated, as is one of the biggest feeding and breeding sources of blue whale. 65 blue whales and 51 humpback whales were sighted. Blue whales were hunted to the brink of extinction during the first half of the 20th century until a ban in 1965. The International Whaling Commission estimates that only 400 to 1,400 remain.

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