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Today, Whale Alert 2.0 will be released in the Apple App store. The new and improved version of the app allows mariners and whale watchers alike to track and identify whales, and alert ships to slow down or change course to avoid striking a whale.

Ship strikes are one of the leading causes of whale deaths.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Vicki Croke, animal reporter for WBUR's The Wild Life about the new mobile whale app.

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This segment aired on September 11, 2014.

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