Major shipping companies will not use the Arctic sea route

The Gwc Is Thrilled! Major shipping companies announce they will not use the Arctic sea route as a shortcut between Europe and Asia. This is fabulous news for endangered bowhead whales! https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/msc-joins-major-lines-in-rejecting-the-use-of-arctic-routes/

Blue whale found on California coast died from ship strike, scientists say

“Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth and an endangered species, so to learn that this individual’s death is a result of a ship strike is particularly unfortunate,” said Barbie Halaska, a Marine Mammal Center researcher, told the Bay Area’s KTVU2 FOX. GWC Working Overtime with Industry to End Future Tragedies Like This

Dead blue whale washes ashore at Daly City beach

A dead male blue whale — the largest animal in the world — washed ashore Wednesday at Thornton State Beach in Daly City. Veterinarians with the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences will go to the beach Thursday to conduct a necropsy, collect tissues and bones, and try to determine what caused the…
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Commerical shipping lanes moved in Panama to save humpback whales

The Republic of Panama’s proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes…
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Who is killing Sri Lanka’s Blue whales?

Watch this amazing footage of free divers encountering blue and sperm whales in the waters off Sri Lanka. They also show how these whales are at risk to ship strikes. http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgz23Op_xeU