Open Acoustic Devices have tested their new HydroMoth, an affordable marine acoustic tool that could open up new avenues for marine conservationists without budget for expensive hydrophones.
Now a staple in acoustic monitoring, AudioMoth revolutionized terrestrial bioacoustic work with their affordable, accessible, and easily deployable tools. Open Acoustic Devices are now set to similarly change marine acoustic studies with their new HydroMoth, their new underwater tool that is twenty times cheaper than traditional hydrophones. This lower-cost option will make marine acoustic study a much more accessible option for conservationists without budget for higher-end tools, opening up new avenues of study for many in marine conservation.
With Affordable acoustics: @OpenAcoustics new 'HydroMoth' is 20 times cheaper than other hydrophones. @TimACLamont, @sharkslikejazz et al find it has some performance limitations, but could create opportunities for a range of low-budget applications worldwide. https://t.co/jkOFSaWjiF pic.twitter.com/nCi8J8XThv— Remote Sensing in Ecology & Conservation (@RSECJournal) January 5, 2022
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