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Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Zone In Effect NOAA recommends that vessels > 300 gross registered tons transiting the zone do so at speeds of 10 knots or less

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.

To see ship data for North America, explore our new Whale Safe North America tool at na.whalesafe.com

Explore the Whale Safe Tool

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: Very High*

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: Very High  |  July 21, 2024

Very High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: High
July 21, 2024
Sightings* 40 Humpback 2 Blue 0 Fin

Blue Whale Habitat Model

Santa Barbara acoustic system is offline

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 49 minutes ago using data from the last five days.

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Medium*

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Medium  |  July 21, 2024

Medium Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: Medium
July 21, 2024
Sightings* 0 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin

Blue Whale Habitat Model

San Francisco acoustic system is offline

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 49 minutes ago using data from the last five days.

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