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Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.

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Ship strikes remain a leading cause of death to whales around the globe. In some places, like California, they are on the rise.

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Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.

Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.

Ship strikes remain a leading cause of death to whales around the globe. In some places, like California, they are on the rise.

Watching Over the Whales

Watching Over the Whales

Online tool allows users to detect whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel in near real-time

Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animals

Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animals

Whale Safe launches in Southern California waters to help reduce deaths of the iconic marine mammals

This new technology can save whales from ship collisions

This new technology can save whales from ship collisions

Whale-ship collisions are occurring at an increasing rate. Could a newly developed digital tool help mariners around the world to avoid whale strikes?

This whale-detection tech helps cargo ships avoid deadly crashes

This whale-detection tech helps cargo ships avoid deadly crashes

Big whales aren’t good at avoiding passing cargo ships. But listening for whale songs can help ship captains know when they should slow down, so the impact isn’t deadly.

7 haunting songs sung by whales

7 haunting songs sung by whales

Listen to eerie audio of humpbacks, bowheads and other whales singing in their natural habitats.

Citizen science volunteers devote valuable time and data to national marine sanctuaries

Citizen science volunteers devote valuable time and data to national marine sanctuaries

In 2018, more than 9,300 volunteers supported citizen science efforts in national marine sanctuaries, including Beach Watch, Spotter Pro, and Stellwagen Sanctuary Seabird Stewards.

Set Sail on a New Island Packers Dinner Cruise

Set Sail on a New Island Packers Dinner Cruise

The boats, famous for their Channel Islands adventures, are now offering Ventura-close outings, for a limited time.

This New AI Technology Could Prevent Ships From Colliding With Whales

This New AI Technology Could Prevent Ships From Colliding With Whales

This new AI-driven technology helps mariners avoid hitting whales on their journey to shore.

Blue whale

Blue whale

[8] Authorities classify the species into three or four subspecies: B. m. musculus, the northern blue whale consisting of the North Atlantic and North Pacific populations, B. m. intermedia, ...

Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly ship strikes.