Slow-moving whales are vulnerable to ship strikes since feeding and migration areas overlap with shipping lanes. The public and mariners on the West Coast now can use an app to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes and report whales in distress to authorities. We talk with Michael Carver, deputy superintendent of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, about the Whale Alert App. He tells us how Whale Alert allows citizens to provide data that scientists can use to inform management and better protect whale populations.
Everyday Action: Get involved! Download the Whale Alert App. It’s free — there’s a version for iOS now, and Android is coming soon.
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