Humpback Whales Are Making A Splash; Right Off The Endangered Species List
While they may be some of the largest animals on the planet, Humpback Whales are also some of the sweetest. If you've ever been whale watching you can appreciate the beauty and playfulness of these sea creatures. It wasn't too long ago though, that they were nearing extinction. But these whales may be one of the world's greatest comeback stories.
After banning commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago and vigorous conservation efforts, most of the world’s humpback populations have flourished. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) suggested removing those groups from the Endangered Species List. How exciting! Growing up with a love of whales, this is seriously fantastic and heartwarming news.