US scientists to protect whales from ship collisions

Off the west coast of the United States, the largest animal on the planet and giant ships are on a collision course. Dozens of blue whales are killed every year in shipping lanes off the coast of California.

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    Off the west coast of the United States, the largest animal on the planet and giant ships are on a collision course. Dozens of blue whales are killed every year in shipping lanes off the coast of California.

    Now, scientists are looking at ways to develop a warning system for ships in order to save the whales.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Santa Barbara.


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