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The hopeful return of polar whales

Alexey Suloev/Shutterstock Lauren McWhinnie, Heriot-Watt University The bleak history of whaling pushed many species to the brink of extinction, even in the remote waters of the north and south poles. Over 1.3 million whales were killed in just 70 years around Antarctica alone. The scale of this industrial harvest completely decimated many populations of large whales in the Southern Ocean. …

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