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Old 03-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Whatever Happened to the Whales? Did we save them?

Whatever Happened to the Whales? Did we save them?
By Nina Shen Rastogi
Posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 10:30 AM ET

Did we save the whales or what? - By Nina Shen Rastogi - Slate Magazine
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By now, you've caught us up on acid rain and the Amazon rainforest. Now I want a status report on the "Save the Whales" campaign. Did it work?
Well, it all depends on what you mean by save. If you mean, "Did we stop the wide-scale commercial slaughter of whales?," then yes, we did. (More on that in a minute.) If you mean, "Are the whales thriving in our oceans?," then that's another story...
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Whales are just one of the species trying to survive humans invading their territories.

Here are the blue whales off San Diego.
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Re Blue Whales.

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Its an incredible sight! Blue Whales, some as long as 100 feet in length and weighing up to 190 tons (380,000 pounds), are being sighted off the San Diego coast at nine to thirty miles. H&M Landing...
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Port of San Diego | Killer Whale Sightings Continue During Whale Watching Cruises

Killer whales off coast of San Diego.
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