WHOI Collaborates on Ocean Detection System to Help Reverse Whale ‘Roadkill’
Published:09 Oct.2020    Source:WHOI

WHOI has collaborated with the Benioff Ocean Initiative, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Washington, among others, to launch Whale Safe, a detection system that may help prevent large ship collisions with the ocean's behemoths along the California coast.

Data scientists at WHOI were part of a team that developed a whale identification algorithm using more than 4,500 recordings of blue and fin whales sounds taken from underwater microphones at over a dozen locations over 14 years.