BOSTON – A new simulator allows scientists to use a joystick to swim a virtual whale over a video poster. But this is not a game – it's a serious visit to better understand how many mammals in fishing lines are being eradicated.
Tim Werner, a senior scholar in the New England Aquarium Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, hopes to provide technology for safe fishing design designs and helping to critically endanger North Atlantic right whales from & # 39; ; the threatened suffocation.
"If we can see how it will be banned, then it will help us to prevent it. The technology in the computer has developed into a state that we can do these things," he said.
More than eight in 10 critique threatened straight winds are accelerated by fishing lines, and about six in 10 are more than once complicated.
Obligations are a leading cause of straight whales. The experts estimate that there are no more than 440 animals on the planet, and the kind of & # 39; The future is due to heavy mortality and poor reproduction in recent years.
Werner says that the video simulation of his team helps better understand how to whiten the whales – and often temporarily – into the fish line lines in the & # 39; t in & # 39; ease vertically.
Navy biologists say injured walden often can not bicycle, and the force prevents them and makes women less likely to occur. This last season no single birth was detected.
Aquarium scientists, researchers in 'Duke University, published their findings this week in & # 39; The Marine Mammal Science magazine describes how to use a standard video game to "compensate" the weapon "swim" by simply catching water to make a bribe. The simulator can see how a swirl can swing when it stumbles, then instinctively corkscrew and roll – with the line hangs higher for its body and flippers.
It also researches the simulated acceleration. Vikki Spruill, president and president of aquarium, says technology is the latest uprising to work with fishermen and engineers to tackle the threat of threat. Scientists who work with a grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration have problems unhealthy with a hatchback in & # 39; the Gulf of Maine.
"It is our mission to find awareness-raising mechanism to make a difference," said Spruill Wednesday in a statement.
Werner says the simulator what some scientists can not do in real life: visualize poisons on current whaling.
"There are not enough of them, and we do not want to see how they are banned," he said. Plus, it would take dozens – the time has not gathered enough data – enough data.
Researchers say they can ultimately use the simulator to model models and investigate other lakes such as soundback turtles.