URI students develop device to detect whales near offshore wind farm

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students deploy an acoustic device earlier this spring to detect whale sounds near the Block Island Wind Farm. / COURTESY LUKE PUK
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island have developed an acoustic device that detects the sounds made by whales and other marine mammals in the vicinity of the Block Island Wind Farm. The invention was created for the students’ senior capstone design class. The students who developed the device are…

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