Most current: 13/07/2011
Arbona, together with the counselor of the Department of Environment of the Council|Piece of Advice of Mallorca, Maria Magdalena Tugores, has accompanied the technicians of Fishing of the Government who will carry out the project at an exit to the sea to see the three computers submersible like instal•len been in charge of registering the movement of the dolphins.
This project is cofunded by the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands and the European Union and has a duration of three years. The general director of Fishing has explained that "the first year term will be carried in|on the reservation|booking of Migjorn, the following year in|on the reservation|booking of the Llevant of Mallorca, and finally in|on the sea reservation|booking of the North of Menorca, one year more". Arbona has highlighted that this project "will allow us to know if the sea reservations|bookings, in more of contributing to the preservation of the sea resources|appeals, also have a beneficial effect on the sea mammals, in this case, the dolphins." In short -he|she|it has added Arbona- it|he|she "will allow us to obtain more information about the functioning|operation from our sea" reservations|bookings. On his|her|their part, the counselor of the department of Environment of the Council|Piece of Advice of Mallorca, Maria Magdalena Tugores, has congratulated the Ministry of Presidency for|because of|from|out of this initiative, of which he|she|it trusts that results are obtained from it good.
In order to record the movement of the dolphins today he 'have instal•lat in|on the sea reservation|booking of Migjorn three PODs (one in the south of the reservation|booking, another in the wholemeal reservation|booking, and another at the north part but already out of the reservation|booking). Once instal•lats the devices, these will remain in the same place during all the year. Every month and half a technician of the General Direction of Fishing will be in charge of unloading the data recorded by the PODs and changing them the battery|drum.
The PODs (Porpoises Detectors, detectors of marsopes) are submersible computers connected to some hidròfons of high quality that they recognize and register the clicks of ecolocalització of the cetaceans. The POD incorporates filters to select the several frequency bands of the spectre|spectrum of the sound and can be programmed with different protocols to optimize the detection of the clicks of a species in particular. In this case, the PODs have been programmed for detecting the clicks of the mule dolphin. The computer records the sounds and will allow to know among other things, if the dolphins use the sea reservation|booking only at the same time|on the way or if they also feed there.
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