Humpback Whales Are in the Clear in Australia

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Humpback whales are swimming their way off of the threatened species list in Australia’s waters, the Guardian reports. The population has grown to nearly 40,000, up from a concerning 1,500 at the height of the commercial whaling industry. 

Still, environmental groups caution that warming oceans could significantly diminish krill populations in Antarctica, a critical feeding ground for humpback whales. The Australian environment minister, Sussan Ley, announced that the Australian government is investing in a monitoring program to continue to protect whale populations. 

The “Green Capital” of Europe Models Sustainable Planning for the World
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