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Drone Project

Coastal Marine Surveys

Drone Project

During the summer of 2019 we will be conducting a Drone Project from our Fin Island research station lead by masters student Eadin O’Mahony.

LIdar Imaging - taken from directly above will allow us to size the whales. When we are able to identify the particular whale we will be able to track its nourishment through the season.

SNOT - We will also be collecting whale snot to allow for genetic studies and hormonal testing for things like pregnancy rates, stress hormones, etc…