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9 July 2021

“Canyon di Caprera” project: research activities on cetaceans continue

The CMRE ship Leonardo positions acoustic receivers to implement research activities in deep waters

From the 20th to the 23rd of July, One Ocean Foundation will be in in Sardinia for the positioning of three acoustic receivers in the Caprera Canyon supported by the “Leonardo” of the Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE).

The recorders, cutting-edge instruments specially made for the project, will remain active for three months and will be positioned in depth, about 200 m above the seabed, constantly recording sound waves emitted by cetaceans with the aim of tracing the presence and the distribution of these mammals.

Acoustic monitoring is part of a series of scientific research activities that will allow to collect further evidence of the presence of cetaceans and to enhance the ecological importance of the area.

Research results promote of solutions for the mitigation of the anthropogenic impact on cetaceans living in the habitat, including noise pollution caused by the passage of commercial ships.

 

Find out more about the Caprera Canyon project

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