Western Australians notice huge spike in southern right whales sightings
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
SYDNEY, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Southern right whale numbers have boomed off the coast of Western Australia (WA) but researchers are unsure why.
Initial counts, conducted by citizen volunteers, show that whale numbers have more than tripled, local media reported on Friday.
"The southern right numbers are very different this year from our normal sighting rate of about 30 a season - this year we have over 100," Western Whale Research director Chris Burton said.
Numbers of the still endangered so ...