Subject: Re: Blue whale

Phil Clapham (
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:07:24 -0400

yes, the blue whale is highly endangered.  The only population which is
doing well is that off California (recently estimated at 2000 animals
and growing).  All other populations seem to be small, the result of
massive overexploitation by whaling this century.  More than 350,000
blue whales were killed this century in the southern hemisphere alone.

Phil Clapham

Test wrote:
> Is the Blue whale endangered ?


Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
Large Whale Biology Program
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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Woods Hole, MA 02543

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