A population of humpback whales in the South Atlantic has rebounded from the brink of extinction.. A researcher says gray whales used to roam back and forth between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Even within a single population some stocks may be healthy whilst others are not. According to a new study, published October 16, 2019 in … “So we are talking about numbers that could represent 10% of the total population. By that time, the North Atlantic Ocean was already stripped of sperm and right whales. The table below provides a list of marine mammal species and populations listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or designated as depleted under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).The MMPA gives special attention to depleted marine mammal species and populations. Although the remaining populations of gray whale were thought to be relatively isolated from each other, recent data shows that at least some of the whales in the western population actually migrate all the way round the rim of the Pacific and down to Mexico. The size of all three Southern Resident pods was reduced in number from 1965-75 as a result of whale captures for marine park exhibition. Their reappearance off of Africa may be due to global warming. A good example of this is the North Pacific gray whale, considered healthy in the western North Pacific, but critically endangered in the east. Researchers believe this new estimate is now close to pre-whaling numbers. A new study finds that the western South Atlantic humpback population has grown to 25,000 whales. In 1851, hydrographer Matthew Fontaine Maury published a chart of whale population derived from voyage logbooks. Eastern Pacific Gray Whale: The Recovery Success Story • The E Pacific Gray Whale population was greatly reduced by whaling (~15,500 whales were killed between 1846 and 1900) from a pre-exploitation size estimated to be between 15,000 and 24,000 animals. Status of Marine Mammal Species and Populations. Within a single whale population, groups are further broken down into 'stocks.' Gray whales undertake one of the world's longest migrations, making a yearly round trip of 15,000-20,000 km. The eastern North Pacific gray whale (also known as the California Gray Whale) population has been hunted extensively by both commercial and aboriginal whalers, with intense commercial takes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries greatly reducing the population from an estimated pre-exploitation size of between 15,000 and 24,000 animals. 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