Whale Tail (image) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Share Print E-Mail Caption WhaleWatch aims to reduce the number of whales entangled in fishing gear by identifying the areas they are most likely to visit. Gray whales are the species most often hit by ships and entangled in fishing gear. Credit Helen Bailey Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail 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.