Blue Whales Just Don’t Know How To Avoid Cargo Ships, Study Shows

Blue whales and cargo ships don’t mix. In fact, scientists say frequent collisions between the whales and giant ocean-going vessels may help explain why blue whale populations remain low despite efforts to protect the endangered species. Now a new study reveals why ocean-going ships pose such a big threat to the whales: the gentle giants simply don’t know how to get out of the way.

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