Drones and digital tags are helping us to better track and study whales—how and where they eat, whether they’re healthy, and how climate change impacts their lives. With overhead photograph and film, researchers can study body condition and health of a given whale over time. The data shows that nearly every part of the Antarctica peninsula is important for whales’ feeding and resting, but this area is also a hotspot for #climatechange. WWF is calling for protection of this area as part of our effort to preserve 30% of the ocean by 2030. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about this work and swipe through to see some captivating images from Antarctica.
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Imagery collected under research permits: ACA # 2017-34, ACA # 2015-011, NMFS # 14809