Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions : Image

David Wiley, research coordinator of NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, was a driving force recommending that the Cornell/WHOI auto-detection buoy system be implemented in the Boston shipping lanes. “While realizing our goal to make the marine sanctuary safer,” Wiley added, “we also advanced pioneering techniques such as this system, which can be exported to other places with similar problems and conservation needs.”