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Is Hachijojima the world’s northernmost breeding area for humpback whales?

2019.2.15|Hachijojima

The number of humpback whales has been increasing around Hachijojima. Surprisingly, according to the survey by Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and Hachijomachi, there is a possibility that Hachijojima is their northernmost breeding area in the world! The survey is still underway. If you see a humpback whale, please tweet with hashtags “#Hachijojima (八丈島),” “#humpback whale (ザトウクジラ),” and “#discover (発見).” We are looking forward to hearing from your witness report!

 

Tokyo Shimbun “Newspaper: Increasing number of humpback whales spotted. Is Hachijojima the northernmost breeding area?”

http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/list/201901/CK2019011002000132.html

 

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