Whale Populatoins Estimates

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Subject: WHALE POPULATIONS
 
/* Written  9:16 AM  Apr 22, 1994 by amacnow in igc:env.forum */
/* ---------- "WHALE POPULATIONS" ---------- */
 
 
                  POPULATION LEVELS OF DIFFERENT WHALE SPECIES
                            AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION
 
     (Sources: IWC; 1994.  Oceanus; Spring, 1989. NMFS; Endangered Whales
                           Status Update; June 1991)
     ________________________________________________________________
 
                        Population Estimates         Listing
     Species            Original :  Latest         US      / IUCN***
                        Level    :  Level         Govt.*
     ________________________________________________________________
 
     Blue Whale****       228,000:   14,000    Severely    /Endangered
                                               Depleted
 
     Fin Whale****        548,000:  120,000    Severely    /Vulnerable
                                               Depleted
     N. Atlantic Fin                 78,020                /Vulnerable
 
     Sei Whale****        256,000:   54,000    Severely    /Vulnerable
                                               Depleted
 
     Bowhead               30,000:    7,500    Severely    /Vulnerable
     Whale****                                 Depleted
 
     Sperm Whale****    2,400,000:1,950,000    At or Above /Insufficiently
                                                OSP*****        Known
 
     Right Whale****     ---      :   1,000    Severely    /Endangered
     (North Atlantic)                          Depleted
 
     (Southern            100,000:    3,000    Severely    /Vulnerable
     Hemisphere)                               Depleted
 
     Humpback             115,000:   10,000    Severely    /Vulnerable
     Whale****                                 Depleted
 
     Gray Whale****       >20,000:   21,000    Recovered   /Unclassified
 
     Bryde's Whale***     100,000:   90,000    Not Listed  /Insufficiently
                                                            Known
 
     Minke Whale          140,000:  941,240**  Not Listed  /Insufficiently
                                                             Known
 
     Atlantic
     Pilot Whale                    780,000    Not Listed    Not Listed
     ________________________________________________________________
 
     *According to the recent announcement by NMFS, US Dept. of Commerce.
     **Including 761,000 in the Southern Hemisphere estimated by IWC/SC in
     1990, re-affirmed in 1993.
     ***Status quoted from the IUCN Red Data Book, 'Dolphins, Porpoises and
     Whales of the World', 1991.
     ****Oceanus, spring 1989
     *****Optium Sustainable Pop.
 
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