Subject: blue whale

Martine Berube (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 18:25:06 GMT

At 12.31 AM 16-03-1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi!  I am a teacher asking this question on behalf of my 4th grade class in
>Camden, South Carolina.  We are studying marine biology and right now are
>focusing on whales.  They are fascinated with the blue whale and want to
>know how many there are known to be alive today?  Thanks!
Dear All,

Here are three websites that can help to answer your question. I am giving
you three pages to show you how imprecise these estimates are. However, they
are a good indication of the status of these different species. Note that
the ocean where there are most concerns for blue whales is the North
Atlantic ocean.

Martine Berube
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