Blue Whales Feeding in the Paths of Large Cargo Ships

July 25, 2014 8:32 AM

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Blue Whales Feeding in the Paths of Large Cargo Ships

A new study, published on July 23 in PLOS ONE, looks into the danger of blue whales clustering for long periods of time in the busy Pacific Ocean and colliding with vessels. Researchers from the Oregon State University, reveal that nearly 10,000 of blue whales were found feeding in waters off the West Coast and directly in the paths of shipping vessels.

A new study, published on July 23 in PLOS ONE, looks into the danger of blue whales clustering for long periods of time in the busy Pacific Ocean and colliding with vessels.

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