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How humpback whales made a global comeback

When the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) was founded in 1980, its researchers would drive up and down the coast of Hawaii waiting to see a whale. At that time, only a few hundred humpback whales made it to the islands per year. Now, more than 10,000 do. 

The recovery of the Hawaiian coast population is indicative of the species’ worldwide rebound from the brink of extinction, including a recently

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