The same innovative GenusWave targeted acoustic startle technology that protects salmon from predatory seals is used to power the WhaleSafe™ animal-friendly safety solution. Just as in SalmonSafe™, WhaleSafe works with the hard-wired mammalian acoustic startle reflex to protect whales from harm (without disturbing other species). Like other mammals exposed to these targeted sounds, the whales do not habituate to the reflex; repeated exposure only leads to increased responsiveness.
Research is ongoing at the University of St Andrews to properly calibrate the system for optimal use with cetaceans.
Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology Equipment can be attached to the hull of a ship in order to ensure that whales can avoid collisions
Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology Equipment can be attached to buoys in shipping lanes and can be activated to have whales vacate the corridor before ships pass through.