Whale Alert App
Just 400 right whales are left in the world. So named because whale hunters deemed them the "right" whales to hunt, right whales' migratory paths send them straight into the busy waters surrounding Cape Cod and Boston Harbor- and directly into busy shipping lanes. Just one boat collision with a right whale is enough to deeply impact the endangered species. A new app for iPhones and iPads helps mariners avoid collisions with right whales by using acoustic buoys, GPS, and other technology to track and map right whales.
Patrick Ramage, whale program director at the International Fund for Animal Welfare