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New Acoustic Mapping System Could Instantly Find All Whales In 100,000 Square Kilometers of Ocean

Source: Digital Trends/Chloe Olewitz - March 16, 2016 in Science/Tech

New Acoustic Mapping System Could Instantly Find All Whales In 100,000 Square Kilometers of Ocean
Photo: Christopher Michel/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Even if you don’t know a whole lot about whales, you probably have some sense that they’re one of the ocean’s noisiest creatures. From Dory’s whale songs in Finding Nemo to the soothing whale calls on your relaxation sounds app, whale music has something of a reputation. And now a researcher from Northeastern University has developed a way to use whale songs to instantly detect and locate any species of whale in an ocean sample up to 100,000 square kilometers.

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