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Increase in California blue whale numbers

San Francisco - Biologists have calculated that the numbers of California blue whales has risen. This means that the population is returning to sustainable levels.

Ships off of California to slow down for whales, cut pollution

Santa Barbara - Whales migrating off of the coastline near Santa Barbara are a little bit safer and cargo ships that slow down as they travel through this area are a little bit richer. It's all part of a program to save whales and cut pollution.

A curious change of tune for the blue whale

Researchers have discovered that the blue whale has been singing a deeper bass. Compared to Navy-collected data forty years ago, the marine mammal now sings a half an octave lower today.
 

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The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder  M...
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti.
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