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New Research Helps Managers and Ship Crews Predict Locations of Blue Whales so Ships Can Maintain Safe Distances

A new model based on daily oceanographic data and the movements of tagged whales has opened the potential for stakeholders to see where in the ocean endangered blue whales are most likely to be so that ships can avoid hitting them.
July 09, 2019 - News ,

Make Way for Whale Week 2019

Discover more about these awe-inspiring marine mammals and learn about our work to conserve and protect them.
February 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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The Big-Hearted Blue Whale

Not only are blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) the largest animals in the sea, they are also the largest animals ever to live on this planet—even bigger than all known dinosaurs.
February 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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New Forecast Tool Helps Ships Avoid Blue Whale Hotspots

Scientists have long used satellite tags to track blue whales along the West Coast, learning how the largest animals on the planet find enough small krill to feed on to support their enormous size.
November 29, 2016 - News ,
720x411-News-Whale-SWFSC.png A blue whale surfaces near shipping traffic off Southern California. Credit: John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective.