How We Identify Whales
These specific markings on each whale are precisely why we spend so much time taking photographs of the whales we encounter. Every little mark can help us identify individuals across days, months, and even years! Much of our research depends on linking the data we collect about whale health, behavior, and habitat use to the individual whale, so it is very important we conduct our photo-identification analysis accurately.
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