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Whale Alert!

"Needles and pins, needles and pins, Sew me a sail to catch me the wind. Sew me a sail strong as the gale, Carpenter, bring out your hammers and nails. Hammers and nails, hammers and nails, Build me a boat to go chasing the whales. Chasing the whales, sailing the blue, Find me a captain and sign me a crew. Captain and crew, captain and crew, Take me, oh take me anywhere new." Pirate Dreams by Shel Silverstein Remember about a year or so ago when the video of the whale breaching right on top of a sailboat went viral? Or maybe you read the story I relayed from s/v Wondertime about the whale that wreaked havoc on a cruising boat in Niue . Those poor sailors might have been some of the inspiration for the Whale Alert mobile phone app that was recently released by EarthNC. The Whale Alert app is designed as a ship-strike reduction effort to benefit right whale conservation, but you can use it too! The app uses data from NOAA's passive acoustic  buo