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Whales & Ship Strikes
Point Blue’s Cotton Rockwood and Jaime Jahncke just published novel research finding that each year more than 18 blue, 22 humpback, and 43 fin whales die off the west coast from ship strikes. Read about this collaborative research and next steps for protecting whales as well as the ocean food webs they influence in The Mercury News, SFGATE, KCBS, and our publication brief.
On August 12, 2017, Pete Warzybok, Point Blue biologist, spent his 2,188th day on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, making him the person who has spent the most time on the islands since we began keeping records in 1968. Learn more about our work on the Farallones here and here. Thank you, Pete, and congratulations!