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Based on information from the International Whaling Commission, a report by researchers from several countries shows that about 3 million whales were killed in the 20th century. The study described the result as "the greatest hunt in human history."

According to the survey, more than 175,000 whales were killed in the 1920’s. This number grew in the following decades: in the 1950’s, when 469,000 cetaceans were caught only in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the calculations of the study. The restrictions imposed by the international moratorium enacted in 1986 led to a drastic decrease in this statistic: in the 1990’s, 7,170 whales were killed.

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