06 Jun '11, 10pm

Legal Petition Filed to Limit Ship Speeds, Protect Whales in California's Marine Sanctuaries

For Immediate Release, June 6, 2011 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 658-5308, [email protected] Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center, (805) 963-1622 x 106, [email protected] Kelly Trout, Friends of the Earth, (202) 222-0722, [email protected] Nicole Catalano, Pacific Environment, (415) 399-8850 x 316, [email protected] Legal Petition Filed to Limit Ship Speeds, Protect Whales in California's Marine Sanctuaries Deadly Collisions Between Ships and Whales Have Sharply Increased SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups filed a legal petition today seeking a mandatory speed limit for large ships traveling through California’s marine sanctuaries. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in whale deaths attributable to collisions with vessels. Ship strikes are now one of the leading threats to whales migrating through ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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