Photo-identification is the preferred, benign method for field recognition of individual whales. Researchers have amassed catalogs of photographs ofindividuals of many species of cetacea, learning about their population dynamics, life cycle and migration. This book provides the necessary information toproperly photograph, document, and contribute data to these scientific projects. Since 1972, Allied Whale, the marine mammal research center atCollege of the Atlantic, has been pioneering development of modern whale research techniques in the Gulf of Maine and throughout the world.
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