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Where did all the right whales go?

Posted by Communications and Marketing on August 7, 2014 in Department of Oceanography, Oceanography, All News, Faculty of Science, Ocean Tracking Network
OTN Gliders - Slocum Glider is collects oceanographic information in Halifax Harbour
OTN Gliders - Slocum Glider is collects oceanographic information in Halifax Harbour

The Slocum glider collects data that can directly monitor the activities of tracked species. For example, in this case the glider can detect the movement of primary food sources of right whales, data which can lead to a theory of the right whale's dissapearance.

"We're going to put eyes and ears into the water and go looking for those missing whales and their habitats," said Chris Taggart, a professor in the Oceanography Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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