27 Jun '11, 8pm

Some Good News! southern right whale is returning home!

Some Good News! southern right whale is returning home!

RELATED ARTICLES Seven Rare Whales Found Dead on New Zealand Beach March 2, 2005 12:00 AM New Zealand, Australia Agree on Joint Effort To Help Stranded Whales' Survival September 30, 2005 12:00 AM North Pacific Right Whales Seem to Be Making a Comeback, Says Scientists October 5, 2004 12:00 AM New Zealand Welcomes Iceland's Decision Not to Issue New Whaling Quotas This Year August 28, 2007 07:54 AM After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home. ADVERTISEMENT A new study published today has shown for the first time that whales from a small surviving population around remote, sub-Antarctic islands have found their way back to the New Zealand mainland. Before the onslaught of 19th century whaling, historical records suggest that up to 30,0...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/42856

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