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Blue Fish Radio: What Can Be Done About Whale-ship Collisions?

A ship-struck Humpback. Credit: NOAA.

Preventing Whale-ship Strikes

New research at Aquarium of the Pacific offers some hope for beleaguered humpback, blue and fin whales 

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

Located in Long Bay, off the coast of Los Angeles, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific is ideally located to study whale behaviour. New research at the Aquarium has determined that ships entering and departing from one of the U.S.’s busiest ports pass directly through a preferred feeding area for whales. Moby Dick is no match for these colossal conveyers of the sea, which are arriving at port with whales impaled on their bows. But there is hope—listen now to hear about possible solutions.

To hear the interview now, press PLAY. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.

A ship-struck Humpback. Credit: NOAA.
A ship-struck Humpback. Credit: NOAA.

Lawrence Gunther

Lawrence Gunther

Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.

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