Save the whales, slow down

Castanet reported on UBCO research on how marine traffic can co-exist with endangered whale species.

Lael Parrott, UBCO professor of biology and earth and environmental sciences, said that while marine vessels can threaten sea life, it is also a more sustainable method of moving commercial goods.

“What our study shows is that reducing ship traffic speed in sensitive areas can significantly reduce the risk of lethal collisions between vessels and whales, protecting both marine life and their habitats,” Parrott said.