This article was originally posted on Earth Talk This has been a boom year for right whale births, with a record number of calves being documented by marine biologists. The success of the return of the right whale is one of environmental conservation's most inspiring stories. Until the 1930s, right whales were hunted mercilessly by whalers.
Nearly 200 pilot whales and have a dozen bottle nose dolphins were recently stranded on the beach of southern Australia last Sunday evening. Unfortunately only 54 of the pilot whales and 7 of the stranded dolphins were still alive when rescue workers began working furiously on Monday to return as many of them to the water as possible.