Briana Abrahms, UW Biology assistant professor and Boersma Endowed Chair in Natural History and Conservation, is featured in an article in UW News about Whale Safe, a new online tool launched by scientists at UC Santa Barbara, the University of Washington and other institutions that displays data in near real-time to help prevent ships from running into whales in the Santa Barbara Channel. Dr. Abrahms led efforts to model whale behavior in the channel for Whale Safe.
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Briana Abrahms in UW News on Whale Safe project
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 15:30 to Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 15:30
“The goal is to put this technology into the hands of managers, mariners and the public to help protect these animals from ship strikes and other threats,” said Abrahms.
Whale Safe is a mapping and analysis tool that displays data in near real-time to help prevent ships from running into whales. It is the result of three years of work among the Benioff Ocean Initiative at UC Santa Barbara, the UW, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Texas A&M University at Galveston, UC Santa Cruz and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center.
Read the full article in UW News.
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