Posted by: The ocean update | May 12, 2015

NASA tool to protect endangered blue whales (USA)

The WhaleWatch tool, set to be released later this year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will help decrease whale mortality due to collisions with shipping and fishing gear.

The WhaleWatch tool, set to be released later this year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will help decrease whale mortality due to collisions with shipping and fishing gear.

May 12th, 2015. WASHINGTON : The US space agency is set to launch a new online tool to protect endangered blue whales.

The WhaleWatch tool, set to be released later this year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will help decrease whale mortality due to collisions with shipping and fishing gear. About a fourth of the roughly 12,000 blue whales in the world today live in the Pacific Ocean. They are the biggest animal to have ever lived on Earth, over 100 feet long, overlap (of whales and vessels),” added Monica DeAngelis, marine mammal scientist at NOAA.

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