[Taxacom] whale struck by ship's bow

Dean Pentcheff pentcheff at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 17:09:47 CDT 2016


It's an issue here in Southern California, particularly given the intense
shipping to the (contiguous) Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach:

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/protect/shipstrike/welcome.html
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/jan/14/collision-course-whales-and-ships-socal/
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-ships-slow-down-whales-pollution-20140805-story.html

-Dean
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Dean Pentcheff
pentcheff at gmail.com

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 3:14 AM, muscapaul <muscapaul at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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> http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/3540896/walvis-aangetroffen-voorkant-van-schip-rotterdam.html
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> Sorry, content all in Dutch.
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> Cheers,
>
> Paul
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> 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:
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> 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
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> > 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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