KPLU: This UW Spinoff Wants To Make Marine Construction Less Of A Headache For Wildlife
A technology that emerged from University of Washington research has the potential to make undersea construction less of a headache for wildlife.
Things that get built in the water, such as bridges or ferry docks, usually sit on piles — tubes driven into the floor of the sea, river or lake by gigantic hammers. That, of course, can get loud.
“It’s loud enough to be harmful to endangered fish, marine mammals and birds,” said Dave Marver, CEO of Marine Construction Technologies.