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2018, 2019, and 2021 Were the Worst Years on Record for Whale-Ship Collisions off the West Coast of the United States.

Despite this trend, there are solutions to combat the problem. Research demonstrates ships that slow to 10 knots in areas with high whale presence significantly reduce the danger to whales.

Whale Safe is a technology-based mapping and analysis tool displaying whale and ship data—designed to prevent fatal ship collisions with whales.

Explore the Whale Safe Tool

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: High*

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: High  |  February 5, 2023

High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: Very High
February 5, 2023
Sightings* 4 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin
Fin Whale Acoustic Detections

Blue Whale Habitat Model

* Whale sightings data may be limited due to COVID-19.

Whales may be present even if whale presence rating is low. Please remember you can protect these sensitive species by slowing down. Presence Tracker last updated 1 hour ago using data from the last five days.

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Low*

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Low  |  February 5, 2023

Low Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: High
February 5, 2023
Sightings* 0 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin

Blue Whale Habitat Model

* Whale sightings data may be limited due to COVID-19.

Whales may be present even if whale presence rating is low. Please remember you can protect these sensitive species by slowing down. Presence Tracker last updated 1 hour ago using data from the last five days.

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