Is the North Pacific humpback whale no longer endangered? – A petition to de-list is being reviewed

Worry About Whale Watching Comes From Within The Industry – NOAA will look at abundance trends as it considers the petition to de-list. Alaska Fisheries Science Center director Doug DeMaster says the number of North Pacific humpback whales has increased, “We went from what may have been as few as a thousand or so animals in the 1960s to more than 20,000 humpback whales today.” [email protected]

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