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Over a quarter century, gray whales have doubled off the coast of Sakhalin

Over a quarter century, gray whales have doubled off the coast of Sakhalin
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The gray whale population in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk off the coast of Sakhalin has doubled over a quarter century of observations. Currently, their number has reached 230.

As the RIA News" with reference to the chairman of the gray whale advisory group, Rendal Reeves. According to him, since 1994, scientists have been engaged in the individual identification of these mammals from photographs. You can learn about the age and health status of a whale by drawing spots on the body and tail. Each has its own unique pattern.

In 2017, gray whales first approached the shores of Sakhalin gave names. The competition was attended by children.

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