D.F.O. scientists developing tool to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Right Whale

Scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans say they're building a tool to predict the position of North Atlantic right whales.

The DFO's Stephane Plourde says the technology will help researchers track the movement of zooplankton, the whale's main food source, which, in turn, will help them track the whales.

And that, Plourde says, could be very helpful in protecting the endangered species.

He says he expects the new technology to be ready within five years.