Citizen Help Sought to Reduce Ship Strikes

Dec 5, 2013

Cargo ships pose a deadly threat to whales. As ocean traffic has increased, so have deaths due to ship strikes.
Credit NOAA Marine Fisheries Service.

It's dangerous out there. Heavy cargo traffic poses a deadly threat to whales. Now, the government, through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is harnessing mobile technology and citizen involvement to help protect whales from fatal ship strikes. 

NOAA and the United States Coast Guard are testing Spotter Pro, an application to collect real-time data about whale location.