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Whale Guardians™ is the international project for whale ship strike prevention, dedicated to establishing approved shipping in order to help the world’s great whales recover toward pre-whaling populations.

Make the maps

The Whale Guardians™ team will pinpoint high risk areas for whales by creating global, real-time digital maps.

Find the gaps

We will identify areas where more scientific research is needed before solutions can be rendered.

Work with




Whale Guardians™ will use the maps to engage directly with stakeholders in each strike zone forming solutions that work for everyone involved.


Science based solutions



We bring conservationists, marine biologists and industry together to develop solutions/strategies

for separating whales from

ships based on the specific characteristics of whale populations and shipping

activity in each zone.

To address this growing and lethal problem of ship strikes on whales, the Great Whale Conservancy (GWC) created Whale guardians™, the first ever interactive program for global Ship Strike Prevention and Mapping.

Great Whale Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the world’s great whales and their habitat, and returning global populations to their pre-whaling abundance, with a special focus on the blue whale.

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is the Founder and Executive Director of Great Whale Conservancy and brings over 30 years and 12,000 hours of fieldwork on the world's great whales to our team. Michael was a former top 50 in the world professional tennis player. He has worked tirelessly to save large whales all over the world, lectured at countless prominent venues, and been featured in many oceanic documentaries on the BBC, National Geographic and elsewhere.

Delphi Waters
Co-Founder at Whale Guardians™
In addition to over a decade of cetacean research, Delphi brings her expertise in photography, design, communications, media production & direction/ project
management to her role at WG™.
Barbaix is a Master Mariner onboard so-called supertankers. He started his seafaring career at the age of 17 when he got accepted at the Antwerp Maritime Academy and is now exploring options on how he can return to the ocean what the ocean gave to him. 


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