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World's first sperm whale reserve

November 20 , 2023 18 days 187 0
  • The Caribbean Island of Dominica is creating the world’s first marine protected area for one of Earth’s largest animals: the endangered sperm whale.
  • Nearly 300 sq miles (800 sq km) of royal blue waters on the western side of the island nation will be designated as a reserve.
  • Fewer than 500 sperm whales are estimated to live in the waters surrounding Dominica.
  • Sperm whales can produce a single calf every five to seven years.
  • In the pre-whaling days, an estimated 2 million sperm whales roamed the Earth’s deep waters but now, some 800,000 are left.

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