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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Video of Southern Right Whale being struck by cargo vessel

This video show just how quickly a right whale can be killed by a ship, even one travelling at a slow rate of speed.

Is there an answer? This from MARMAM. Here is a web link which addresses this problem and a parametric directional alarm developed to help mitigate the risks of ship strikes by directly addressing the very real acoustical detection challenges whales face.  This is a lay paper published and hosted by the Acoustical Society of America as a multimedia link which illustrates and demonstrates the detection problem.    http://www.acoustics.org/press/157th/gerstein.html 

Is this something that should be required of ships moving through North Atlantic right Whale territory? 



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 Original posted at: http://bioreporte.com/bahia/08/2010/cargo-vessel-strikes-a-southern-right-whale-in-argentina

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