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Local agencies develop new technology in Bay Area to keep whales safer; here’s how it works
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Local agencies develop new technology in Bay Area to keep whales safer; here’s how it works

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Agencies including NOAA, the Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the Marine Mammal Center have been keeping a close watch on a deadly pattern, collisions between whales and large ocean-going vesselsBut now, a new system is being deployed to protect whales transiting the coast and Bay Area Waters. It's known as Whale Safe. The buoy-based technology was developed by partnerships, including with the Benioff Ocean Science Lab and UC Santa Cruz.RELATED: Experts say dead humpback whale spotted on Half Moon Bay beach likely struck by ship"So today's announcement of the new Benioff-funded buoys that will help us reach our goal, will help us achieve this recommendation that have been given to us by our advisors, and improve our understanding of...