Acoustic buoy lets scientists eavesdrop on whales in real-time

Acoustic buoy lets scientists eavesdrop on whales in real-time  #WearableTech #IoT

  • Whales inhabiting the waters off New York and New Jersey can now be heard in real-time thanks to an acoustic monitoring buoy created by a consortium of marine scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
  • Seven baleen whale species are found in New York Bight, including humpback and blue whales, highly endangered North Atlantic right whales, and the fin, minke, sei and sperm whale.
  • Acoustic buoy lets scientists eavesdrop on whales in real-time
  • The hi-tech device allows the group to track – and better study and protect – several species of endangered baleen whales found year-round in the busy waters of the New York Bight.
  • Besides ship strikes and fishing gear entanglement, man-made noises from ships is especially worrisome for whales, who use sounds to navigate and communicate.

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Whales inhabiting the waters off of New York and New Jersey can now be heard in real-time thanks to an acoustic monitoring buoy created by a consortium of marine scientists. The device allows the group to track, study and protect several species of endangered baleen whales.


Acoustic buoy lets scientists eavesdrop on whales in real-time

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