Gray Whale Population in the Pacific Reduced Drastically
September 11, 2007 - Earthtimes.org
By Abdul-Salaam Masheer
Researchers at the Stanford University and the University of Washington say that the gray whale population in the Pacific Ocean has declined drastically over the last few years. They attribute this decline to climate change in their report appearing in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. ...Co-author Steve Palumbi of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford said that gray whale population has not fully recovered from the adverse effects of whaling. "Decades ago, whales were the first creatures to tell us that we were overfishing the oceans," Palumbi added. "Maybe now they trying to tell us the oceans are in deeper trouble."
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