Cook Inlet beluga whale count up in 2010
NMFS annual survey counts 19 more animals than in 2009 but agency says population trend heading downward, perhaps to extinction
Last year it was 321 and this year itís 340. But despite this small apparent increase in the Cook Inlet beluga whale population, announced by the National Marine Fisheries Service on Oct. 8, a vigorous debate continues over whether that population is declining, or whether it is starting a slow recov....
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