January 2013

Researchers use underwater robots to listen to whales

New technology may be a great breakthrough in helping to find and preserve endangered whales.

In the latest bit of cool technology news, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) sent two research robots underwater to listen to some whale songs in the Gulf of Maine.  They had long suspected that they area was being used by whales as a breeding ground during the winter but until now had little proof.  The end result was a record of whale songs coming from nine endangered North Atlantic right whales, in