Activity: Humpback Whale Observations

Photo by Scott Ranger

Scientist: Suzie Teerlink, Ph.D. Student, Marine Biology, UAF, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences


The purpose of the activity: To obtain humpback whale photo ID’s along with corresponding data, based on your observations. This information is useful in estimating whale abundance, individual preferences in feeding locations and life history information such as calving intervals.

These observations:

    1. Support the collection of important baseline data for monitoring humpback whales.
    2. Provide data that can be used to address more directed research questions.
    3. Engage the public in the scientific process.
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