Most humpback whales off endangered list

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has removed most humpback whales from the federal endangered species list, including whales found on the B.C. coast, reports CBC.

“They are at a point now where many of these populations can be considered to be fully recovered,” said Andrew Trites, a professor and director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC. “It’s a very good news story of what can be done when a species is protected.”