Analyzing NOAA data confirms that speeding ships are killing endangered North Atlantic right whales

Most vessels are exceeding speed limits in areas designated to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales,,, The non-profit organization Oceana analyzed ship and boat speeds from 2017 to 2020 in speed zones established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along the US Atlantic coast. Non-compliance was as high as almost 90 percent in mandatory speed zones, while non-cooperation was as high as almost 85 percent in the voluntary areas,. Collisions with vessels are one of two leading causes of injury and death for North Atlantic right whales, with research showing that slowing vessel speeds to 10 knots (11.5 mph, 18.5 kph) reduces the risk of death by 80 to 90 percent. >click to read< 16:32

With admirable acknowledgment, we recognize Jim O’Connell, and his contribution to the issue of ship strikes – “North Atlantic Right Whale: How to kill a species with Fake News, from National Geographic of all places!“, and “Most likely Carnival Cruise Lines is responsible for 18+ Right Whale deaths in the past 3 year, at which rate they would soon be extinct”.>click to read both<, and other articles from Jim,, >click to read<. Thank you, Jim!

2 Responses to Analyzing NOAA data confirms that speeding ships are killing endangered North Atlantic right whales

  1. Sam Parisi says:

    Its about time the blame is on Cruise Ships and not lobstermen or our small fishing vessels that are normally under a hundred foot ,compared to cruise ships that are ten times larger and go three times faster than our boats .The truth is here .


    If you were to install thousands of Mega Wind-Turbines as quickly as possible what would that do to Large Vessel traffic???
    Pile driving the Bases of these thousands of M-W-T in our pristine Oceans are likely to damage the hearing of Whales and other Mammals!!! Who has control of the schedule???(The Whales)
    Europes Wind-Farms have never seen a major Whale migration!!! What aren’t they saying???
    Whales and Wind-Turbines / Oil and Water???
    Is there a dispersant for that???
    Regards –SBH-

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