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NBC: Cruises & Cargo Ships Regularly Break Voluntary Speed Limit Aimed at Protecting Endangered Whales

December 5, 2022
  • Species conservation

Published on NBC: December 5, 2022

It’s likely hundreds of endangered whales have been hit and killed by ships off the California coast just within the past few years – the highest spike in “ship strikes” in recent history. 

An NBC Bay Area investigation exposes which shipping companies may be endangering vulnerable whale populations off the San Francisco coast by surpassing a recommended speed limit that was enacted nearly a decade ago in order to protect vulnerable whale populations.

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