Ships Are Paid to Slow Down Off California Coast for Whales

August 7, 2014 9:46 AM

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Ships Are Paid to Slow Down Off California Coast for Whales

Under a new voluntary trial initiative off the Southern California coast, shippers will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales.

Firms will receive $2,500 each time they travel at low speeds through the Santa Barbara Channel, where shipping lanes cross a primary feeding area for migrating blue whales, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

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