Toyon Research Corporation was recently spotlighted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for it’s technology partnership to help monitor whale migration. In the NOAA article These 5 Technologies Are Helping Save Our Ocean, Toyon was recognized for infrared camera technology developed to track whale blows continuously. The article shares:
“Understanding whale behavior and migration patterns helps us protect them, but collecting this data is costly, time-consuming and limited to daytime hours. Toyon Research Corporation developed a way to track whale blows night and day using infrared cameras mounted on ships or on shore. NOAA uses the data to estimate whale population sizes based on the number, location and timing of blows.”
“We are excited about the work we have done with NOAA to help automate whale detection and support conservation efforts” shares Kevin Sullivan, President of Toyon and a part of the project team. “At Toyon we recognize the important role that our technologies provide to help agencies like NOAA optimize the work they do. Our imaging systems allow for 24/7 whale detection to improve whale research.”
Read the entire NOAA article These 5 Technologies Are Helping Save Our Ocean and read about the 4 other NOAA technology partnerships working to help save the oceans.