Characterization of Ship Traffic in Right Whale Critical Habitat

@article{WardGeiger2005CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Ship Traffic in Right Whale Critical Habitat},
  author={Leslie I. Ward-Geiger and Gregory K. Silber and Ren{\'e} Dieter Baumstark and Tanya Lynn Pulfer},
  journal={Coastal Management},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={263 - 278}
}
Collisions with ships are a significant threat to the endangered North Atlantic right whale. To reduce this threat, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) established the Mandatory Ship Reporting System (MSRS) in July 1999. Under this system, all commercial ships, 300 gross tons or greater, are required to report to a shore-based station when entering either of two areas surrounding designated… 

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