Fast ferry and species hotspot

La Gomera, October 2017.

This week, for the first time ever, the large catamaran high-speed ferry came to Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera to start operating on a regular basis. While we acknowledge the advantages this might have for the local people, we worry about the cetaceans that live in one of the cetacean species richest areas in Europe, because it has been well established that high speed ferries pose a serious threat to various whale species… see https://m-e-e-r.de/science/collisions/problemgebiet/?lang=en

 

 

 

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