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The oceans of Australia are home a very biodiverse marine environment that is, unfortunately, subject to negative impacts by coastal human activity. As a result, Australia has one of the highest rates in the world of animal species that face extinction. Luckily, there are a few species, including the humpback whale that are rebounding and beginning to thrive once again in these waters. A new study published by Dr. Michelle Bejder and colleagues proposes that, due to their rebound following years of protection efforts, east and west coast humpbacks should have their conservation status... (more)