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Loggerhead Sea Turtle by Ralph Pace
Photo courtesy of Elliott Hazen, NOAA Fisheries

An Eco-Informatic Tool for Conserving Protected Species

What is WhaleWatch 2.0?

Blue whales are an endangered species that inhabit the water off the U.S. West Coast, where they are threatened by ship strikes. The WhaleWatch 2.0 project has developed a dynamic model that helps scientists and managers reduce risk to blue whales of ship strikes.

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Reducing risk to Blue Whales

The WhaleWatch 2.0 Map product is a spatial management tool predicts the most likely times and places that blue whales will be present along the U.S. West Coast, which helps inform management decisions that reduce the risk of ship strikes and other threats..

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Historical Data Explorer

WhaleWatch 2.0 Explorer tool gives users an opportunity to explore how our model predicts blue whales are responding to changing ocean conditions between and within years, and how that can influence the WhaleWatch 2.0 Map product. Users are able to generate predictive, interactive maps for specific dates in three different years.

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