other large whales, Humpbacks were hunted almost to extinction during
the old whaling days.
Their populations were decreased
by more than 90%, with North Atlantic populations for
example dropping to about 700 individuals.
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population was reduced to 5,000 individuals when IWC banned whaling of
all humpback whales.
ban, humpbacks have made an amazing
and they are not considered endangered anymore!
Since 2008, they have the ICUN status "least
Well done, humpbacks!
The threats they face today are
* noise pollution
from ships and navy sonars (it injures their sensitive ears)