There's new technology that researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod say could protect North Atlantic right whales from being struck by ships — one of the leading causes of death for the critically endangered whales. The system mounts a shoe box-sized thermal camera on a ship and pairs it with an artificial intelligence algorithm. WHOI researchers plan to test out the technology this summer, particularly to determine the accuracy of those identifications. \"The technology is a miniaturized version of a system originally designed to protect whales from underwater noises. Additionally, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, researchers will test how it can be used on ferries.