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Whales get a wider berth

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Posted: Dec 27, 2012 7:37 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 7:37 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: whales, ships, lane changes, California

Ships will be rerouted off the coast of California so they don't hit whales. The International Maritime Association approved vessel lane changes on the approaches to San Francisco and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NOAA and the Coast Guard helped craft the lane changes with support from the shipping industry. Migrating blue, fin and humpback whales are prone to ship strikes.

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