The team sighted 55 blue whales during the 2019/20 research expedition to South Georgia

A new survey led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) indicates that blue whales and other large whale species are making a welcome comeback in Antarctic waters. The three-year wild water whale project conducted off the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic spotted 55 of the critically endangered whales in 36 sightings in 2020, where only one was seen in 2018.

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