The risks of Whale Collisions increases with more marine traffic. But they can be avoided.
Whale Collisions have increased in recent years thereby putting pressure on an already threatened group of animals. For instance, collisions with oceangoing vessels killed more than 24 of the 67 right whales found dead between 1970 and 2007.
Many more collisions are not recorded or reported. This undermines efforts to help ensure that effective measures are put in place to reduce them.
Whale collisions are a serious incident because the impact causes severe injuries and even deaths to both the whales and sometimes the human beings using the vessel.Continue reading