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Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies

A Journey through the Santa Barbara Channel, presented at a September 10, 2014 forum, featuring this unique environmental partnership for cleaner air and whale protection.
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SBC APCD

on 14 April 2015

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Transcript of Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies

Berth 63, Port of Oakland
Matson Mahimahi
leaves
July 10, 2014
0317 hours
(3-4 hours early)
A Journey through the
Santa Barbara Channel
Gerd Maersk
leaves
August 6, 2014 1920 hours
Matson Mahimahi
starts down the coast at
22.5 knots
leaves vessel speed reduction zone for
Vostochniy, Russia
Gerd Maersk
Matson Mahimahi
arrives at
Port of Long Beach
0627 hours July 11, 2014
4 hours longer transit time due to speed reduction
Endangered Whale Species in the Santa Barbara Channel

Necropsies - what they can tell us about ship strikes
Research in the Channel
Whale Alert
Air Pollution Science
Protecting
Blue Skies
and
Blue Whales
Port of Los Angeles
A Journey through the
Santa Barbara Channel
Matson Mahimahi
Previous average speed through
Santa Barbara Channel: 18.67 knots
Average speed during this registered Channel transit: 11.79 knots
(preliminary data)
Verified
Transit
Verified Transits through August 8, 2014
(preliminary data)
Gerd Maersk
and
Matson Mahimahi
transits
Blue
Fin
Humpback
The threat of ship strikes is a global problem and not limited to the Santa Barbara Channel
Length: 860 ft. 2in.
Max. Speed: 23.0 Knots
Max. Deadweight: 30,167 LT
# cargo containers: 2,824
heads from
Matson Mahimahi
Honolulu
to
Oakland
Changing weather
conditions can affect schedule
Several China
ports affected
by dense fog
Gerd Maersk
Previous average speed through
Santa Barbara Channel: 16.74 knots
Average speed during this registered
Channel transit: 11.56 knots
(preliminary data)
Verified
Transit
Aerial Surveys
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
Habitat Modeling
Volunteers
Tagging Projects
Length: 1204 ft
Max. Speed: 25.0 Knots
Max. Deadweight: 115,000 T
# cargo containers: 9,074
July 22, 2014 1200 hours
Gerd Maersk
leaves
Yantian, China
headed for
Port of Los Angeles
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