Douglas McCauley

Director of the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Director of the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Around 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

A high tech sound system hopes to keep whales from deadly collisions with ships

Around 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

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