Red Rope

Scientists believe that vertical fishing lines pose a serious entanglement threat to whales. In 2012, New England Aquarium scientists tested whether whales could see and avoid different color vertical lines.

Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance: finding ways to keep whales out of vertical lines
Changing lobster ropes' color could save whales

Project PI(s): 

Scott Kraus

Project Partner(s): 

New England Aquarium
Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance
Research Program: 
Fishing Gear Modifications