Whale Spotter App Seeks to Reduce Collisions with Ships in San Francisco Bay

September 20, 2013 by  
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Whale and commercial ship collisions are a tragic side effect of global shipping, but a new app called Whale Spotter has been designed to arrest such occurrences. In the busy ports of the San Francisco Bay Area , more than 7,300 large ships head through the Golden Gate each year. Their routes often coincide with whales swimming along the continental shelf, where their food supply is plentiful. In order to reduce the amount of collisions and whale deaths each year, government officials teamed up with sailors, fishermen and marine scientists to build an app that can spot whales on a user-friendly, interactive map. Read the rest of Whale Spotter App Seeks to Reduce Collisions with Ships in San Francisco Bay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , commercial shipping , global shipping , green gadgets , green tech , San Francisco , san francisco bay , whale collisions , whale spotter , whale spotter application , whale spotting , whales        

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