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New Activity Trackers for Dolphin Conservation

January 22, 2023

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A smartwatch for dolphins? A collaboration between the marine mammal specialists at Dolphin Quest Oahu and University of Michigan engineers has led to the development of wearable sensors for marine mammals to enhance marine conservation efforts by monitoring their movement and behavior. As a result, data from dolphin wearables can now estimate how much energy dolphins use when they swim, just like a smartwatch can tell its wearer how many calories they burn during exercise.

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