Whaling drove humpbacks in the region to near extinction. Now new survey data suggests there are far more than anyone expected. More than 30,000 humpback whales now splash across the western Indian Ocean,
RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) - People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of water.
AFTER A hiatus of 31 years, Japan resumed commercial whale hunting on July 1, withdrawing officially from the International Whaling Commission, a global whale conservation group. The first official hunt