[Taxacom] whale struck by ship's bow

muscapaul muscapaul at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 05:14:15 CDT 2016


Three Dutch examples in consecutive years (2011-2013):
http://www.mediatv.nl/nieuws/6357/Dode-walvis-blijkt-Noordse-vinvis.html
http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2828357/containerschip-schept-walvis.html
http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/3540896/walvis-aangetroffen-voorkant-van-schip-rotterdam.html

Sorry, content all in Dutch.

Cheers,

Paul

On 31 May 2016 at 06:28, Kenneth Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> Hi all,           I knew that marine mammals are injured or killed by boat
> propellers (both large and small), but I had never heard of one being
> struck by a bulbous bow.  I suppose this happens more often than we
> realize, but the carcass would rarely get stuck there long enough to be
> discovered in port:
> http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/endangered-whale-found-dead-on-bow-of-cruise-ship-entering-alaska-port/ar-BBtFlEg?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout
>         There are apparently regulations that ships must reduce their
> speed in certain areas of the north Atlantic in order to reduce strikes on
> endangered right whales.  Not sure if there are such regulations in the
> northern Pacific.  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike/
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