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Protecting biodiversity



Cetacean Protection Zones (CPZ) to limit collisions with marine megafauna

In order to minimize the risk of collision between racing yachts and marine megafauna, Cetacean Protection Zones (CPZs), which represent breeding and feeding grounds for cetaceans, have been created at several points along the course. The Share the Ocean scientific consortium has defined these zones based on scientific criteria, statistical modelling and reported collisions. The aim of these no-go zones is to safeguard the marine megafauna that contribute to the proper functioning of ecosystems and the maintenance of biodiversity. They also contribute to the safety of The Transat CIC sailors and their boats.

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