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Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

In January 2008, 10 buoy systems were deployed in Massachusetts waters for monitoring the location and behavior of North Atlantic right whales. The passive acoustic whale detection systems—equipped with WHOI-developed stretch-hose technology to overcome North Atlantic weather and waves—along the shipping lanes into Boston. The systems were built in collaboration with the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and Excelerate Energy for detection of right whales during the construction and operation phase of a new liquid natural gas port off of Boston. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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