With the help of new technological advances used in drift buoys, scientists from NOAA in California are now better able to track the movements of beaked whales, a species that has been in decline during recent years. These buoys remain at sea for 400 days, drifting up to 200 miles, and recording the vocalizations of these whales. This new technology is more cost effective and will help scientists to better study this species of beaked whale, so that we may discover the cause of their decline and work to protect them.
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Submitted by MMRT member Emily G.
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