Blue Whale and Ship Traffic (IMAGE) NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Caption A blue whale surfaces near shipping traffic off the California Coast. A new forecast system will help identify blue whale hotspots to help ships avoid them. Credit John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective Usage Restrictions CREDIT: John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.