The art of tagging whales

28th November 2012

A steady hand, good sea-legs and an eagle eye are essential ingredients for scientists deploying satellite tags on whales off southern Tasmania.

The team of researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division has been practising deploying the tags and collecting skin biopsies on humpback whales ahead of a major Antarctic Blue Whale Research voyage planned for early next year.

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