Blue whale feeding areas conflict with shipping lanes, study raises concerns

July 24, 2014 2:32 AM

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Blue whale feeding areas conflict with shipping lanes, study raises concerns

Risk of ship strikes on blue whales could be reduced with changes to U.S. West Coast shipping lanes, researchers say. Study of tagged whales has identified feeding areas that put the animals at risk from ships.(Photo : Craig Hayslip, Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute)

Risk of ship strikes on blue whales could be reduced with changes to U.S. West Coast shipping lanes, researchers say. Study of tagged whales has identified feeding areas that put the animals at risk from ships.

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