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Scientists Have Developed A Possible Collision Avoidance System For Sperm Whales

Scientists Have Developed A Possible Collision Avoidance System For Sperm Whales

Researchers have developed a possible system to help ships avoid striking sperm whales in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to a study published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

Scientists developed, deployed and operated a “deep-water acoustic observatory for real-time detection and localization of vocalizing sperm whales” over two 3-month periods in the summers of 2020 and 2021 off southwestern Crete, the study’s authors state.

The observatory has been dubbed the System for the Avoidance of Ship-Strikes with Endangered Whales (SAvEWhales).

Read more in Frontiers in Marine Science.


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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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