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All the Humpback Whales of the Pacific Ocean Building a knowledge of the individual whales of the entire hemisphere

Over the past six years, Ted Cheeseman has led a team building the research collaboration and citizen science Happywhale project, gathering ID images of individual humpback whales worldwide. In the North Pacific they have achieved a milestone: the project now has identified the majority of living humpback whales in the entire ocean basin. Individual humpback whales can be identified by unique tail patterns, a powerful tool to spy into their individual lives as they migrate between wantering areas in the tropics and feeding areas in higher latitude coastal waters. Join us for an exploration of how the public has contributed to whale science, what can be learned by following an entire ocean's worth of whales, and a few good fish stories, too.

Speaker: Ted Cheeseman

Thursday, 09/30/21


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