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Sperm whales 'swiftly learned' to evade harpoons in adaptation move to avoid whalers

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Nowadays, sperm whales aren’t hunted anywhere near as often, and there’s still debate over its sustainability.

It was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1970, which means it’s in danger of dying out completely.

Several species recovery plans have been launched, with the aim of increasing population numbers in the wild.

The plans encourage the reduction of injury or mortality by collision with ships, as well as those from fishing gear.



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