Blue whales in CA coast are making a comeback

Happiest news today. 

 > By the time the International Whaling Commission banned blue-whale hunting in 1966 — and after illicit Soviet whaling finally tapered off in the 1970s — most of the damage was done. Roughly *380,000 blue whales had been killed in all, and the species* was at 0.2 percent of its initial numbers.

http://www.vox.com/2014/9/8/6122867/we-nearly-hunted-blue-whales-to-extinction-now-theyre-bouncing-back