less gray whales

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As many as 118,000 gray whales roamed the Pacific before humans decimated the population through hunting, and human-induced climate change may now be depriving those that remain of the food they need, according to a study released yesterday.

There definitely are large-scale ecosystem effects going on, said Stanford doctoral student S. Elizabeth Alter, the lead author, in an interview yesterday.
Washington Post, 11 Sep 2007