Minke whales are out for the count

 作者:那菇     |      日期:2019-03-07 06:19:00
By Emma Young NORWAY may be catching too many minke whales each year, because they could be counting each animal twice when they estimate minke numbers and decide on their whaling quota, according to a study by Scottish researchers. The Norwegians—and the International Whaling Commission—estimate that there are about 112,000 minke whales in the north-east Atlantic. Norway is allowed to catch 549 animals a year, and they want to raise that quota. But the real population could be less than half the Norwegian estimate, says Chris Parsons of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust,