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It's 40 years since whaling stopped - so have polar whale species recovered?

Millions of whales were killed commercially in the polar regions. Image: REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Lauren McWhinnie

Assistant Professor in Marine Geography, Heriot-Watt University

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