Humpback Whales Make Comeback in Australia

Humpback whale makes comeback in Australia

Researchers are recommending humpback whales be removed from the threatened species list in Australia, saying their populations have made a remarkable recovery there. "We highlight a success story, which provides hope and optimism that ongoing conservation actions can prevail,” said Dr. Michelle Bejder of Murdoch University Australia. By downlisting the whales, conservation research and management funding can be redirected to marine species that are at greater risk. The study was published in the journal Marine Policy. — Read it at Science Daily


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