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Reducing Ship Strike Risk to Whales

Reports and Documents

Risk Assessment of Vessel Traffic on Endangered Blue and Humpback Whales in the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries

pdf Vessel Strikes and Acoustic Impacts

pdf An Assessment of the Final Rule to Implement Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Vessel Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales

pdf Reducing the Risk of Vessel Strikes to Endangered Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel

pdf Of Ships and Whales: Reducing the Impacts of Shipping on Endangered Whales off the California Coast

pdf Naval Postgraduate School: Monthly Distribution of Shipping Vessels within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

pdf Reducing Vessel Strikes of Large Whales in California: A Report from a Workshop

pdf Association Between Blue Whale Mortality and Ship Strikes Along the California Coast

pdf Reducing the Threat of Ship Strikes on Large Cetaceans in the Santa Barbara Channel Region and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Recommendations and Case Studies

pdf Cordell Bank Ocean Monitoring Program (CBOMP)

pdf Vessel speed restrictions reduce risk of collision-related mortality for North Atlantic right whales.

pdf Assessing the risk of ships striking large whales in marine spatial planning.

pdf Response of Commercial Ships to a Voluntary Speed Reduction Measure: Are Voluntary Strategies Adequate for Mitigating Ship-Strike Risk?

  • Keiper, C., J. Calambokidis, G. Ford, J. Casey, C. Miller, T. R. Kieckhefer. Risk Assessment of Vessel Traffic on Endangered Blue and Humpback Whales in the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries (2012)
  • Joint Working Group on Vessel Strikes and Acoustic Impacts. Vessel Strikes and Acoustic Impacts. Report of a Joint Working Group of Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Advisory Councils. San Francisco, CA. 43 pp. (2012)
  • Silber, G.K. and S. Bettridge. An Assessment of the Final Rule to Implement Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Vessel Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-48. (2012)
  • Bren Group Project. Reducing the Risk of Vessel Strikes to Endangered Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel: An Economic Analysis and Risk Assessment of Potential Management Scenarios. (2011)
  • Abramson, L., M. Carver, S. Hastings, T. Reed, N. Senyk. Of Ships and Whales: Reducing the Impacts of Shipping on Endangered Whales off the California Coast. Poster presented at the Second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas in Martinique, France and the 19th Biennial Biology of Marine Mammals Conference in Tampa, Florida. ( 2011)
  • Miller, C.W. Naval Postgraduate School. Monthly Distribution of Shipping Vessels within the Monterey Bay National Mairne Sanctuary. (2011)
  • Reducing Vessel Strikes of Large Whales in California: Report from a Workshop held in Long Beach, California; May 19-20 (2010)
  • Berman-Kowalewski, M., F.M.D. Gulland, S. Wilkin, J. Calambokidis, B. Mate, J. Cordaro, D. Rotstein, J. St. Leger, P. Collins, K. Fahy, and S. Dover. Association Between Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Mortality and Ship Strikes Along the California Coast. Aquatic Mammals 36(1). (2010)
  • Abramson, L., S. Polefka, S. Hastings, K. Bor. Reducing the threat of ship strikes on large cetaceans in the Santa Barbara Channel region and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Recommendations and case studies. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-11-01. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD. 59pp. (2010)
  • Pyle, P., M. Carver, C. Keiper, B. Becker, D. Howard. Cordell Bank Ocean Monitoring Program. Poster presented at Sanctuary Currents Symposium (2004)
  • Conn, P.B., and G.K. Silber. 2013. Vessel speed restrictions reduce risk of collision-related mortality for North Atlantic right whales. Ecosphere 4(4):43.
  • Redfern, J.V., McKenna, M.F., Moore, T.J., Calambokidis, J., Deangelis, M.L., Becker, E.A., Barlow, J., Forney, K.A., Fiedler, P.C., and S.J. Chivers. Assessing the risk of ships striking large whales in marine spatial planning. Conservation Biology. 27(2):292-302.
  • McKenna, M.F., Katz, S.L., Condit, C., and S Walbridge. 2012. Response of Commercial Ships to a Voluntary Speed Reduction Measure: Are Voluntary Strategies Adequate for Mitigating Ship-Strike Risk? Coastal Management. 40:634-650.


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