Ocean gliders are able to detect multiple marine animals such as whales in near real-time. These gliders can be instrumental in preventing lethal ship strikes as endangered whales migrate through shipping lanes and fishing grounds. For example, when a glider detects a whale (or any species of interest), it can send a text message to scientists, regulators, and ships in the vicinity.

And, we’re proud to note the cool shout out to our very own Dave Fratantoni. About 10 years ago, Dave worked on a digital acoustic monitoring device (#DMON), while working with WHOI scientists and engineers Mark Johnson, Jim Partan, et al.