According to new estimates from researchers, there are about 600,000 whales in the Northeast Atlantic, which include the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Jan Mayen area, and the Barents Sea.
The analysis included the whale counts that were carried out from 2014 to 2018, the Institute of Marine Research states.
The areas around Svalbard, east of Greenland, and north of the Faroe Islands are also included.
“We see that the number of animals has been relatively stable for all whale species over a long period,” researcher Nils Øien noted.
“There is, of course, some uncertainty in the calculations,” Øien added.
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