Dr. Holly Fearnbach – studying body condition of whales using overhead photos

Some of the most insightful and vital new scientific research is also the least invasive. Researchers such as Dr. Holly Fearnbach are able to use advancing drone technologies to take photos of whales and measure their health over time. Learn more from SR3 on their blog including a recent encounter with J pod in March 2020, where they reported the whales looked to be in “decent condition.” Learn more about the local Puget Sound Gray whales, which are also being studied from Cascadia Research Collective in their recent report. Gray whales in the Pacific have been suffering from an “unusual mortality event” in recent years, hear Dr. Holly Fearnbach’s thoughts on what might be happening.

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