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Greg Early (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:27:57 -0500


I assume this is not a trick question (as in all of them live in the ocean,
and none of them live on "earth" or dry land).

I can only give you some best guesses at the total number.  Scientists have
the best idea about the population in the Western North Atlantic, around
10,000 -10,600 whales.

  Rough guesses for the North Pacific of 2,000 whales and a guess at about
2,500 humpbacks in all of the southern oceans makes the total of about
14,500 whales or so.


At 11:17 AM 11/21/99 EST, you wrote:
>How many humpback whales are left on this earth?
Greg Early
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