Are Blue Whales Extinct?

Question:Are Blue Whales Extinct? Because my friend said they are.

Answers:
Not extinct, but came pretty close . . .

A 2002 report estimated there were 5,000 to 12,000 Blue Whales worldwide[6] located in at least five groups. More recent research into the Pygmy subspecies suggest this may be an underestimate.[7] Before whaling the largest population, numbering approximately 239,000 (range 202,000 to 311,000) was in the Antarctic,[8] but now there remain only much smaller (around 2,000) concentrations in each of the North-East Pacific, the Antarctic, and the Indian Ocean. There are two more groups in the North Atlantic and at least two in the Southern Hemisphere.
no they aren't

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