Dr Ari Friedlaender form California Ocean Alliance explains his latest research on minke whales in Antarctica.
For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have successfully attached a video tag to a minke whale.
The oceans in the Polar Regions are known to be the most efficient in early warning detection as they are often the most highly affected by global environmental changes. One Ocean Expeditions carefully selects research partners, who execute important and relevant research projects, to travel alongside guests and conduct science while onboard our expedition cruises. These projects which take place in Antarctica, the Arctic and all places in between are exclusive to the One Ocean Expeditions program. Research may range from collecting data for critical meteorological and oceanographic studies used at an international level, to the tagging and tracking of migrant whale populations for universities and science institutions worldwide.
A whale research team recently traveled to Antarctica to understand on the health and growth of whales by using UAS to gather pertinent information. Learning the behavior of humpback whales and minke whales is critical to the understanding of whales and their habitats to ensure we they are protected in years to come.
Drone footage collected in Antarctica gives critical insights on the behaviour of whales.
Tagging whales In the field
Preparation for Departure for Whale Scientists!
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How do whale scientists prepare for their trip to Antarctica?