The whale populations of the New York Harbour are booming after years of steady decline.
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Gotham Whale recorded just five humpbacks in New York City’s waters in 2011.
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In 2018, the organization counted 272 cetaceans swimming in the area.
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Thanks to improving water quality, the majestic creatures’ food source, menhaden, returned.
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The government also created laws that protected marine mammals from hunters.
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