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Whales get a wider berth

2 years ago December 27, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Thursday, December 27 2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:37:32 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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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