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Gray whales and shipping lanes in Southern California

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Gray whales and shipping lanes in Southern California

Picture by: Lauren Saez Picture taken on: April 20th, 2012

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The huge port of Long Beach, California is the busiest port on the west coast. Massive cargo ship strikes are often fatal to whales. To help prevent such collisions, NOAA scientists are tracking where shipping lanes and whale tracks overlap.

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