“Know Your Ocean” - Science Chats - Understanding the Majestic Blue Whales of Patagonia

Learn about a collaboration between WHOI and scientists in Chile to better understand the blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) living off northern Patagonia. Researchers photographed the whales to identify individuals and used overhead drones to gather video and other information on the animals' body conditions. They also attached digital recording tags (DTAGs) to the whales via suction cups to collect information about the whales’ diving, feeding, and vocal behavior. This collaboration has great potential to provide information to policymakers on how to protect the unique habitats for highly endangered blue whales in this region. Presenting Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - Ocean Science Discovery Center - Auditorium
15 School Street
Woods Hole , MA
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
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