California Shipping Lanes to be shifted to protect Endangered Whales

Source: AP
Source: AP

The L.A. Times reports that the International Maritime Organization has approved proposals to move international shipping lanes out of the way of a popular whale seeking krill congregation spot.  On December 5th, 2012, the L.A. Times reported that a whale had died from injuries sustained in a possible ship strike.  Here’s more from the article:

“We all agreed if we could move the lane a little bit away from the islands, it could reduce the risk to the blue whales,” Chris Mobley, superintendent of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, said in announcing the changes Thursday.

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