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Environmentalists Urge Changes to Protect Whales From Crab Lines

KQED Science | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Environmentalists Urge Changes to Protect Whales From Crab Lines

A rising number of whales are getting entangled off the coast of California in the lines fishermen use to pull up crab pots. Environmental groups are calling on state officials to protect the cetaceans.

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Scientists Tune in to the Earth’s Ambient Hum

KQED Science | February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists Tune in to the Earth’s Ambient Hum

The background noise of the deep Earth resembles the random behavior of the sea surface. But advanced techniques can extract robust data from these whispers of information and help save marine life.

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Humpback Whales Crowd Monterey Bay

KQED Science | September 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Humpback Whales Crowd Monterey Bay

This weekend is a great time to go whale watching, especially if you live near Monterey Bay. Local tour guides say they're seeing surprisingly large of humpbacks offshore.

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San Francisco Bay Shipping Lanes Narrowed to Protect Whales

KQED Science | June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Shipping Lanes Narrowed to Protect Whales

Cargo ships must use smaller shipping lanes when approaching San Francisco Bay to keep from hitting whales. At least 20 whales have been killed and 10 whales have been injured or possibly killed off the California coast since the late-80s.

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