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Scientists, Marine Pilots Team Up To Protect Alaska Whales From Ship Strikes

Whales are being hit by ships in Alaska waters in alarming numbers. Over the past decade, vessels hit whales 77 times in Alaska, the most for any state.

Federal researchers are sharing what they know whale behavior with marine pilots in hopes of reducing that number.

Jacob Resneck (@jacobresneck) of CoastAlaska reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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