Buzzle citing. In 1931 about 30,000 were killed. Today there are only less than 15000 alive.
Interesting factoid for the day.
Marine mammal enthusiasts getting a show from blue whales: "Blue whales need about 1.5 million calories a day to satisfy their energy requirements. To maintain their weight, they lunge at dense concentrations of krill, taking in as much as 15,000 gallons of food and water in a single mouthful."
"We spotted our first blue whale in 2004," said Dan Salas, captain of Harbor Breeze Cruises' 65-foot vessel, Christopher. "Now, it's crazy how many blue whales are out there. One day last week, we had 30 blues circling our boat."