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

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Whale Safe depends on active users to stay informed about whale presence and speed recommendations in the Santa Barbara Channel and the San Francisco Region. Together we can work to ensure safe passage.

Daily Whale Presence Updates are also available via an Application Programming Interface (API), which allows vessels to pull data directly into their communication systems for convenient use and display. To learn more about the API, email


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