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New Technology To Save Whales

/ 97.3 The Eagle

Researchers at Canada’s Institute of Ocean Sciences are using satellite technology to find out more about why whales are coming into contact with big ships. Their Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment, aimed at helping ship captains avoid marine mammals, is underway off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Researcher Tetjana Ross says the project led to the recent discovery of sei (say) whales off the B-C coast. Sei whales are the third largest after the blue and fin whales, and have not been spotted off Canada’s Pacific coast since.

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