08 Jul Speed Kills: A Look at Humpback Whale Collisions
Wildlife Computers SPOT tags were used to track 25 humpback whales in a narrow and heavily-used shipping lane in Chile. Just over 2,000 ships per year travel the Magellan Strait. Whale collisions are tough to monitor in this area. Scientists have been monitoring the area more closely in recent years. This study found that speed restrictions might mitigate whale strikes.