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Humpback Whale Studies (SPLASH Project) in Baja California

Sally Mizroch was invited to participate in SPLASH humpback whale studies in Mexican waters again this year, from 23 February through 2 March 2006. Mizroch continued her field and data management collaboration with Professor Jorge Urbán Ramirez and students (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, BCS, Mexico).

This was a continuation of the work reported in the April-June 2004 Quarterly Report (Mizroch and González Peral, 2004). In addition to serving as the primary biopsy shooter while on the water, Mizroch assisted with digital field data collection techniques that she began developing during the 2004 field season and presented collaboratively at the Mexican Marine Mammal Society meeting in 2004.

By Sally Mizroch

 

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence
  Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Photo from humpback whale sequence

Top four photos: humpback whale breach sequence.  Photos by Sally Mizroch (National Marine Mammal Laboratory).  Lower four photos: whale reaction to initial dart and biopsy dart sequence.  Photos by Ursula González Peral (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur).

 

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