Blue Whale Habitat Suitability Predictions (image) NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Share Print E-Mail Caption New research tool (an RShiny application) where users can explore and download hindcast predictions of blue whale distributions along the U.S. West Coast in 2009, 2015, and 2016. The tool displays predicted habitat suitability for blue whales from low probability (in blue) to high probability (in red). Over the next year, the researchers will develop an online tool to make daily predictions of blue whale density and distribution in near-real time. The current tool is available at: https://heatherwelch.shinyapps.io/benioff_app/. Credit Southwest Fisheries Science Center/NOAA Fisheries Usage Restrictions Credit: Southwest Fisheries Science Center/NOAA Fisheries 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.