Last generation satellite transmitters provide the location of each whale, showing various positions per day. Analysis of this data, in association with oceanic variables, will reveal the way in which these marine mammals use diverse marine environments, and will allow us to infer whether they are traveling or feeding. After a few months the transmitters detach, not having affected either the behavior or the health of the individuals carrying them.
The real time data collected reveals details of these whales’ travels and their habits. The information generated by this project is highly valuable both locally and regionally. Findings from this year’s study together with those from previous years and future efforts, will be essential for the management and conservation of this emblematic species.