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Welcome to Whale Aware

 

Whale Aware was developed as a way of gathering near “real time” data on where the whales are congregating so marine management agencies can alert ship operators and help prevent collisions with endangered whales in the San Francisco and Channel Islands regions.

The purpose of this website is to promote opportunities to engage in whale watching activities from land (access points) and by sea (whale watching) thus increasing participation in the project. 

Whale Aware aims to increase ocean awareness by 1) promoting opportunities to engage in whale watching activities in central and southern California, 2) educating ‘nature enthusiasts’ about oceans and whales with compelling and interesting information, 3) increasing awareness about existing threats to large whales and actions we can take to help, and 4) giving opportunities to help reduce whale strikes along the west coast of the United States by participating in our program.

Whale Aware was formed by Point Blue Conservation Science, Conserve.IO, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

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