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Prior to the beginning of whaling of northern bottlenoses it is estimated that there were 40,000–50,000 individuals in the North Atlantic. Between 1850 and 1973 88,000 individuals were caught, primarily by Norwegian and British whalers. The population is very likely to be much reduced compared to pre-whaling figures.
That works out to take the 88.000 at face value as just over 700 animals per annum. A stock of 40.000-50.000 can surely sustain that. In any case, a reliable citation would be appreciated, and by that I mean a scientific one, not a politically oriented one. To quote without citing: The bottlenose seems to be doing fine. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:17, 4 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"Since whaling ended the primary concern to conservationists is the number of oil and gas developments around the Gully." This sentence has no context, and makes no sense. 22:57, 17 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by O0drogue0o (talk • contribs)