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Blue whales reported to be back in Barents Sea after a century

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:25 UTC
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Norwegian scientists say that in these waters blue whales have not seen for about 100 years. Norwegian scientists say that in these waters blue whales have not seen for about 100 years.

Blue whales are returning to the Barents Sea in the area of Svalbard, according to employees of Holland's Institute of Sea Research. The 17 species spotted means the mammals are returning to the region after a century of absence.

 Meetings with the giant cetaceans have been reported this summer by coast guard ships, and even cruise vessels. In particular, last week on the Coast Guard vessel “Nordkapp” W320, following the south of Longerbaen noticed several huge whales in Isfjorden, and under the current rules, gave a presentation at the Research Institute of the sea, according to the portal “Russian Science.”

“We meet more and more huge whales and minke whales and humpback whales. But blue whales - it's very unusual. Meeting with the huge animals on earth - it is unforgettable! ”- Said the guard-mate Johnny Roaldsend.

Norwegian scientists say that in these waters blue whales have not seen for about 100 years. A large group of individuals living here during the summer season - is very encouraging news.

“The number of blue whales in the North grows. This is great news!”, said senior researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute Keith Kovach. In 20 years of operating in the region, blue whales had not been seen once.

Categories: Environment, Antarctica.

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  • redp0ll

    Blue whales spotted off Spitzbergen. Blue whales spotted off Argentina. Therefore blue whales travel from Argentina to Spitzbergen. Therefore Spitzbergen is part of Argentina

    Sep 30th, 2015 - 05:32 pm 0
  • ilsen

    Will CFK claim Spitzbergen?

    I think we should be told.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 12:29 am 0
  • redp0ll

    Agrie logic: Cows have Four legs and are animals
    Therefore all four legged animals are cows.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 02:00 pm 0
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