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Maroon 5 and REVERB find sanctuary for whale conservation
October 08, 2015, National Marine Sanctuaries

On August 19, two band members from Maroon 5 and representatives from the non-profit organization REVERB visited Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to learn about whale conservation and citizen science programs.  Read more...

News - For immediate release (September 11, 2014).
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protection of   West Coast whales. Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert data collected by citizen science and scientists are currently available online at the Whale Alert - West Coast website. Read more...

Whale Spotter app to help curb strikes by ships
September 30, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle

Smartphones, which have already revolutionized world communications, are now on track to save whales.  Read more...

Whale sightings? There's an app for that
September 20, 2013, NBC News

Point Blue researchers, hoping to steer commercial ships clear of feeding whales off the coast of Northern California have developed a new app to help share the location of feeding whales with mariners.  Read more...


Scientists Test Whale Tracking App
September 18, 2013, Press Release, Point Blue Conservation Science

App will be used to record whale sightings in real-time; crowdsourced data may help prevent whales from being struck by ships traveling in and out of San Francisco Bay.  Read more...

SF Bay Shipping Lanes Narrowed to Protect Whales

June 4, 2013, KQED Science

Cargo ships coming into San Francisco Bay must now follow new, narrow shipping lanes as they approach the Golden Gate.  Read more…

 

Feds to reroute S.F. Bay ships to help protect whales
July 12, 2012, USA Today

Scientists studying the carcass of a 47-foot fin whale that washed up on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last month found the creature’s spine and ribs severed, likely from the propeller of one of the huge cargo ships that sail those waters.  Read more...

 

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