Whales talk. Hmmm...can we tune in to whale talk and save whales from getting run over by big ships?
Yes, thanks to the Massachusetts Bay buoy network. It's a system of listening buoys that hear highly endangered right whales and tell big ships when to slow down. It's a real-time "whale zone" sign, designed to work like school crossing signs that get people to slow down when kids are bursting out of schools.
Wanna know where whales are right now? Check out listenforwhales.org and see for yourself what buoys can do.
Hugh Powell has the story over at surf.bird.scribble, thanks Hugh.