#TrackingWhales

The #trackingwhales Research Project began in 2014 with the objective of learning the migratory routes and feeding areas of the Southern Right Whales which reproduce in the northern Patagonian golfs. In September 2019, 23 whales were equipped with satellite transmitters in Golfo Nuevo, Chubut Province. Their real time transmissions will let us monitor in detail their travels in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean.

Most recent positions

Information updated to: January 20, 2020
Click on each individual to see its travels in detail.

Note: The transmitters do not affect the behavior of the whales.
Transmission stops when the transmitter falls off, which can occur weeks or months after its placement. The average transmitter’s transmission life is 100 days, with the maximum recorded duration being 240 days.

Updated information as of January 20: Nine satellite transmitters continue providing data four months after being deployed. This week we lost contact with Legal. Afuerita and her calf are exploring the continental slope, while Cebollita and her calf have returned to the continental shelf. All the other mothers and their calves remain in the deep South Atlantic Ocean Basin. Fiesta, a solitary individual, traveled more than 1,000 kilometers south to the sub-Antarctic waters east of the Southern Orkney Islands.

 

Tracked Whales

Afuerita

Female with Calf
14 Sep. 2019

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Almuerza

Female with Calf
25 Sep. 2019

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Apnea

Juvenile
22 Sep. 2019

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Campeona

Female with Calf
26 Sep. 2019

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Cebollita

Female with Calf
26 Sep. 2019

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Diana

Female with Calf
24 Sep. 2019

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El gris

Adult male
14 Sep. 2019

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Fiesta

Adult male
24 Sep. 2019

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Flash

Adult male
24 Sep. 2019

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Gemela

Juvenile
22 Sep. 2019

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Legal

Female with Calf
25 Sep. 2019

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Medio Siglo

Juvenile
11 Sep. 2019

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Metido

Juvenile
23 Sep. 2019

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Misterio

Juvenile
14 Sep. 2019

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Paciencia

Female with Calf
26 Sep. 2019

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Pancho

Juvenile
14 Sep. 2019

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Pulgarcita

Female with Calf
25 Sep. 2019

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Rapidito

Juvenile
14 Sep. 2019

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Rintone

Female with Calf
14 Sep. 2019

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Robustito

Juvenile
23 Sep. 2019

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Adult male
23 Sep. 2019

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Tempranera

Female with Calf
24 Sep. 2019

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Tigresa

Female with Calf
22 Sep. 2019

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