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Blue Corridors of the Eastern Pacific Ocean

A report from WWF and partners, including Oregon State University, the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of Southampton, and Universidad de Valparaiso, identifies actions for governments, industry and individuals to safeguard whale migratory routes, along the Eastern Pacific Ocean by 2030. Climate change, ship traffic, underwater noise and fishing activity impact whales and their survival at multiple points.
Blue Corridors of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Opportunities and Actions to Protect Migratory Whales includes a visualization highlighting routes that stretch along the Eastern Pacific Ocean from pole to pole. These migratory routes, or blue corridors are like whale superhighways, covering significant distances from the Bering Strait, south to the temperate and tropical Pacific, all the way down to the Antarctic Peninsula, sometimes spanning thousands of kilometers. Twelve out of fourteen species of great whales use the Eastern Pacific Ocean as a migratory hub.