Counting Whales From Space

Whale watching is fine from a boat, but if you want to go whale counting, the best way is from space!

"Satellites have improved so much with their spatial resolution," explained Hannah Cubaynes, who is affiliated to both Cambridge University and BAS.

"For the first time we’ve been able to see features that are truly distinctive of whales, such as their flippers and flukes."

Read the rest over at the BBC.

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