One Less Reason For Killing Minke Whales

By | August 28, 2015


An analysis of the whales DNA, by a team headed by Stanford researchers, demonstrates that the current population of Antarctic minke whales is within the historical norm of the species over the last 100000 years. There is no evidence of a significant increase in the population of minke whales, the researchers said. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford News: news.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com

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5 thoughts on “One Less Reason For Killing Minke Whales

  1. drkuroneko

    Minke whale population in Southern hemisphere is actually 761,000, according to the IWC (1982-6). Currently the data is not available.

    But that is not the point. If Japanese hunting had no impact on the population, as this video claims, there is no reason to stop hunting.

  2. Meymeygwis

    Dear scarborough165,
    I am sorry you think my comment is racist, this is not my intention. My comment is not direct towards all Japanese people; rather, at one specific industry run from that country. I apologize for the confusion and stand by the original intended meaning.
    Regards,

  3. scarborough165

    Wrong. Minke whales are not endangered. Japan should be only using endangered species for research because those whales need more help. You are racist against Japanese.

  4. Meymeygwis

    Brilliant piece of research, thank you!
    I must say; however, bringing research to the table is exactly what the Japanese whaler-researchers are doing…literally!

  5. askalice50

    History has shown that hunters have only their monetary interests at heart. Along comes “science” and “government” to regulate populations and assure the ignorant masses that all is well and they have accurately counted the minke whales (insert targeted species here) and you can eat any renewable resource that your grocery store serves you.

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