Wayne Perryman and Jessica Redfern were interviewed in a recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune that highlights the vulnerability of large whales to vessel strikes in waters off southern California.
To learn more about research on this topic at the SWFSC, watch the video below that was taken at the 2011 Southern California Marine Mammal Workshopduring a session focused on Vessel Strike Reduction in the Southern California Bight. In the video, Jessica Redfern discusses her team's research on spatial ship-strike risk assessment for blue, fin, and humpback whales in the Southern California Bight.
Video taken by Pacific Life Foundation
Necropsy on stranded fin whale in Point Loma, San Diego in November 2011. Ship strike was indicated as a strong likelihood for cause of death.