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Backyard Show-and-Tell

Backyard Show-and-Tell

July 14, 2015

Visitors learned about the the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution whale detection mooring during a public event in June 2015. The listening system allows researchers to detect the location of right whales in real time and alert ship operators and coastal resource managers to their presence. With advance warning, ships can be slowed or re-routed to prevent collisions, which is the most common cause of death for the iconic New England whale. Follow WHOI to learn more about our research or visit the Ocean Science Exhibit Center. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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