Now we have a new iPad apps that can save the endangered whales in the Atlantic Ocean, which just released today known as Whale Alert. It is designed to help ship captains to avoid colliding with whales in congested shipping channels. This apps was created in collaboration between International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the government to bring “the bridge of a ship to the latest data about right whale detections and informs users when their vessels enter right whale management areas“.
The endangered species of North Atlantic right whales that can be found from Newfoundland, Canada to Florida, USA left 450 alive for today. All the while one of the reason that causes the death of right whales is collision with ships. “The key features of Whale Alert is a display linking a system of near real-time acoustic buoys that listen for right whales calls to an iPad…on a ship’s bridge showing the whale’s presence to captains transiting the shipping lanes”, says IFAW. In providing a real-time alert information to the captains, this app uses GPS, the Automatic Identification System and the Web, and digital nautical chart tech.
Source: CNET NEWS