Antarctic Minke Whales

In this piece Steve explains a new study disputing post-whaling population for Antarctic Minke Whales. An ongoing debate in the management of Antarctic minke whales concerns whether they are more abundant now than a century ago. Using genetic analysis, scientists project the number of whales that swam in the waters of Antarctica and are testing to see if they are much more common than in the past.

Producer/Director — Dan Griffin
Editor — Robin Garthwait

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