Prevent dangers of collision for blue whales by changing shipping lanes

July 25, 2014 2:44 AM

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Studies conducted on the travel patterns of blue whales reveal that nearly 10,000 were found feeding in waters off the West Coast and directly in the paths of shipping vessels. The study was published on July 23 in PLOS ONE. Researchers feel that the shipping lanes should be moved to avoid whale collisions.

Blue whales eat tons of krill and head to areas where they are available abundantly. They gather in large numbers and this puts them in a perilous situation as they are directly in the line of heavy freight traffic. These whales have been tracked for the past 15 years by satellite and radio and this...

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