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Environmental coalition wants to save whales by reducing ships' speed in marine sanctuaries

Jun 7, 2011 12:48:01 AM- latimes.com
A 10-knot limit off the West Coast could prevent deaths, advocates tells the U.S. Department of Commerce. Shippers oppose the limits.

A coalition of environmental groups is asking the federal government to require ships traveling through California's marine sanctuaries to slow down to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem they say has climbed to "unsustainable levels."

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