A whale breaching out of the water
A humpback whale breaches off the coast of San Diego. (Getty)

To Save California’s Whales, Put Overlooked Threats Into Policy

A Zero-Mortality Goal for Whales Requires Holistic Policy Approach

Whales are threatened by a variety of human activities off the West Coast of the United States, including fishing, ship traffic and pollution. Overlap between these stressors can compound effects on whale populations, but are rarely addressed by current whale-protection policies in California, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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