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Large Whale Ship Strike Technical Report (2004)

January 01, 2004

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-25

The intention of this report is to make accessible the known information on ship strikes to large whales world-wide. We have not attempted to provide an extensive analysis of such records herein, as a thorough discussion of a number of these records can be found in Laist et al. (2001). Rather, we have synthesized ship strike reports to large whales into a comprehensive database to centralize the knowledge base of such incidents. These records indicate that collisions between whales and ships are a world-wide phenomenon which warrants attention.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 02/20/2018

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