Category: Innovation

Canada’s ‘dynamic’ plan to protect endangered right whales rests on robots

February 28, 2020 By Elizabeth Pennisi Science
With only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remaining, the Canadian government is stepping up its efforts to keep them safe, even as it tries to keep the nation’s lucrative snow crab and lobster fisheries in business. Officials yesterday announced the nation’s latest plan for reducing the number of these behemoths being hit by ships or tangled up in fishing nets.