Whales

Tagging a Bowhead Whale with D-tag in Disko Bay 2008.
Tagging a Bowhead Whale with D-tag in Disko Bay 2008. Photo: Fernando Ugarte.

Knowledge about the migration of whales and their preferred staging areas is essential when scientists assess the numbers and the impact on whales by human activities. Sattellite transmitters are very helpful when collecting this type of information especially from hostile environments in the packice and Arctic darkness.

Humpback Whales kan be individually identified by their characteristic tail patterns, and an id-register makes it possible to collect information about the migration. Chose a subject from the menu in the left column.

Updated 05.11.2011