Potential applications include: cetacean
research, whale watching, whale and dolphin location,
habitat and environmental monitoring, education and
tourism, security. For example,
CETACEAN LOCATION: whether researching, or
watching, it can be difficult to locate whales and dolphins
especially when the sea is something other than flat
calm. This leads to great inefficiency and
wasted time. A series of wireless DolphinEAR hydrophones
in key locations lets you find cetaceans quickly
- giving you more on-site time.
RESEARCH: Wireless DolphinEAR hydrophones lets
you monitor cetacean and other activity 24 hours
a day if necessary. Your listening station is always
available. Set up listening posts along a
coast or concentrate them in a single bay. For researchers
studying fish sounds, it allows you to monitor
spawning grounds day and night.
WHALEWATCHING: Locate whales and dolphins quickly
without wasting your time and upsetting guests. Not
only can you locate whales, but you can connect your
personal mobile telephone to your boat's speaker
system so all of your passengers can listen while en
route to the viewing site. It fits in perfectly
with naturalist lectures along the way. Once on-site, you
can continue using the DE500 to listen to acoustic activity
while whales are diving and out of sight.
FISHERIES PATROL / HABITAT
habitats and restricted areas for fish activity
and intruding boats of all sizes. In areas where
nets are used to protect beaches from sharks, DolphinEar
remote lets you check 'underwater pingers' that warn
dolphins of net dangers. In areas where there are
threatened species (for example, manatees in Florida),
excessive boat traffic in protected areas can be remotely
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING: Check levels of underwater
noise pollution along an entire coastline in a
matter of a few minutes from your office.
TOURISM: Many places in the world specialize in coastal
whalewatching from seaside cliffs. Coin operated
telescopes provide a close-up view of migrating whales.
Now, wireless DolphinEar hydrophones can
also let viewers HEAR the whales as well! If
you are a restaurateur, you might use the DolphinEar
remote to pipe in 'live whale songs' for the luncheon
or dinner crowds.
DIVING: Monitor popular dive sites for emergency
pingers. The DE500 can be accessed by a mobile
telephone on the dive boat or even in a dinghy.
At this point, you
are probably thinking far ahead of us and can add your
own applications to this ever growing list of uses for