The very successful sixth season of the Tracking Whales Project ended 1500 1000 Siguiendo Ballenas

The very successful sixth season of the Tracking Whales Project ended

Photo: Matias Arenas

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Update November 28, 2022

We have now been tracking 7 whales with active transmitters for almost three months. During this past week, nothing much has changed. All the whales, except Granate, remained close to their previous positions.
Granate, a solitary individual, traveled north from the Blue Hole to the latitude of Península Valdés, where another solitary individual, Zircon, is also. The third solitary individual, Amazonita, remains on the continental shelf south of Bahía Samborombón. The four mothers with calves are in their previous positions. Agata is still in Golfo Nuevo, while Andesina continues north of Península Valdés, Malaquita is off the coast of Santa Cruz province, and Turmalina remains in her previous location in the depths of the ocean basin.

No whales with active transmitters remain in this group.

Important information about satellite tracking

Animal welfare: New generation satellite tags used by the project may have minimal and short-term effects on the behavior and health of the animals. This research strives to use the safest technology to track whales.
Positions recorded: Positions have a margin of error of 200 to 2000 meters (which is the reason some tracks that are close to shore seem to be on dry land).
Duration: The devices stop sending data when they become detached, which can occur weeks or months after their deployment, or when their batteries run out, depending on various factors, but mainly on the type of tag used.