March 4, 2024



Fin-tastic news! Fin whales are making a comeback in Antarctic waters for the first time since hunting was restricted in 1976

Daily Mail – Science

It’s been 46 years since the hunting of Southern fin whales was restricted in Antarctica, and now it seems the animals are finally making a comeback.

Researchers have spotted hundreds of Southern fin whales feeding together near Antarctica’s Elephant Island. 

‘I’d never seen so many whales in one place before and was absolutely fascinated watching these massive groups feed,’ said Professor Bettina Meyer, a biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute and co-author of the study.

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