According to the Times Report of Los Angeles, there are more than 2,200 blue whales swimming freely on the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean, making a way from Mexico up into the Alaska.
The researchers believe that the pre-whaling population, was much higher than the expected number. Due to the decreasing number of the whale population, whaling was banned and announced as illegal.
A lead editor of the paper who published in the journal of Marine Mammal Science stated; “For us, this is a great conservation success story. We caught way too many whales from this population. But when we left them alone, they recovered.” The population of Blue Whales is not limited to one boundary, but they are found throughout the globe. However, the study only marks the most visible number taken from the coast of California.
An Asst. Professor of aquatic and fishery science – Trevor Branch said; “Considering the 3,400 caught in comparison to the 346,000 caught near Antarctica gives an idea how much smaller the population of California blue whales was likely to have been.”