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Testing Ways to Detect On-Demand Gear in EarthRanger

"Seeing" submerged fishing gear could mean less rope in the water and fewer whale entanglements.

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Photograph from the North Atlantic right whale Catalog #3560 of "Snow Cone," a North Atlantic right whale sighted December 2, 2021 that was entangled in gear and with a new calf. Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission taken under NOAA permit 20556. North Atlantic right whale Catalog #3560 ‘Snow Cone’ sighted December 2, 2021 entangled and with a new calf. Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission taken under NOAA permit 20556.
Shoreline with newly planted vegetation Restored shoreline along Lake St. Clair at Brandenburg Park. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
Aerial view of a lake surrounded by wetlands, with a city in the background Powderhorn Lake. Credit: Luke Franke.