Thermal imaging may save Hauraki Gulf whales (New Zealand)

The ocean update

A study has found thermal imaging technology will allow ships to spot whales by their body heat. Martin Stanley. A study has found thermal imaging technology will allow ships to spot whales by their body heat. Martin Stanley.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 (Jack Van Beynen).Β A scientific study has shown thermal imaging technology could prevent ships hitting whales in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

The research, led by Martin Stanley of Ocean Life Survey, proved that the heat put out by Bryde’s whales could be used to spot them at distances that would allow commercial vessels to avoid collisions.

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