Feds Change Ship Routes to Protect Whales
Scientists studying the carcass of a 47-foot fin whale that washed up on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last month found the creature’s spine and ribs severed, likely from the propeller of one of the huge cargo ships that sail those waters.
Caption: Map shows endangered whale density along the San Francisco coast as well as current and proposed cargo shipping lanes. Image: Associated Press
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