On 12 Dec 2004, at 16:57, Tina Schofield wrote:
> how many whales and dolphins are rescued each year? how many are
> killed each year?
It depends on what you mean by 'rescue' - just those untangled from
nets and line and helped when they strand or do you mean those saved
through the actions of conservation groups and researchers worldwide.
Killed can mean the number actually killed by humans, or do you mean
all deaths (which would be impossible to calculate)?
If rescues are restricted to those untangled from nets and line or when
they strand, it is probably as few as tens every years, maybe low
hundreds some years.
Killings from hunting, collisions, entanglements, etc. are certainly in
the many thousands every year.
- Erich Hoyt
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