New Developments Dealing with Ship Strikes of Whales Off the U.S. West Coast - published in Spyhopper
John Calambokidis published an update to his 2011 article in the American Cetacean Society Spyhopper newsletter. This article, New Developments on Ship Strikes and Whales (June 2013), describes the changes to the shipping lanes near San Francisco and Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors that became effective on June 1, 2013. The shifts in shipping lanes are likely to reduce collisions between whales and ships and they set a precedent for considering these issues in other locations. Analysis is also underway on the central California coast to examine whale distribution in relation to shipping routes.