WHALES KILLED BY SHIPS
Note: Conservation status reflects designations by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Gray whales are not endangered or threatened along the California coast, but endangered in the Western North Pacific. Humpback whales are endangered near Central America, but threatened along Mexico. All populations of Fin, Blue and Sei whales are endangered. Source: Analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.