Species Rebounds to Near Historical Levels

September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

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California blue whales are making a comeback. Scientists have found that the number of these whales has rebounded to near historical levels, which is good news when it comes to the conservation of this species.

Blue whales had been nearly hunted to extinction in the past. Nearly 100 feet in length and weighing a staggering 190 tons as adults, blue whales are the largest animals on Earth. They're their most visible while at feeding grounds 20 to 30 miles off of the coast of California, but they can also be ...

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