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Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list
Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday. Citing improved conservation efforts and population increases noted in a 2010 study, NOAA proposed splitting the world's humpback whale population into 14 distinct sections, and is expected to remove 12 of those population segments from the endangered list, the agency said in a statement. Two of the 12 population segments that would be removed from both the endangered and threatened species lists generally travel near California, the agency said. Species that are in...

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