The Great Whale Conservancy protects the world's great whales and their habitat.
GWC outreach has successfully enlisted the support of 2 key members of Congress in its efforts to move the California shipping lanes further from the coast and out of critical Blue Whale habitat. Congresswomen Capps of Santa Barbara and Brownley of Ventura/Oxnard submitted a letter to the U.S. Navy and the shipping industry, requesting they work towards increasing the safety of Blue Whales feeding in the Santa Barbara Channel by creating alternate shipping lanes for the critical summer months when Blue Whales mass in the area to feed on krill. See photos of ships and whales from the recent GWC/Sea Shepherd collaboration near the port of Los Angeles.
Endangered blue whales and other Great Whales are being killed by collisions with ships while feeding along the California coast. Help us move the shipping lanes!
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GWC and friends save the lives of hundreds of marine mammals. Read more...
Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.
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