Dr. Fearnbach is back in the field, this time - Cape Cod!

Dr. Fearnbach is back in the field, this time - Cape Cod!

Dr. Holly Fearnbach, SR3’s Marine Mammal Research Director is out in the field again in Cape Cod, Massachusetts studying large whale health. Together with colleagues Dr. John Durban (NOAA), Drs. Michael Moore, Amy Apprill and Carolyn Miller (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution). The team are using unmanned hexacopter to assess the health of the endangered population of North Atlantic right whales, which are subject to a number of anthropogenic threats.

Updates from Antarctica

Updates from Antarctica

Dr. Fearnbach and her research collaborators report that they have successfully flown 59 hexacopter drone flights to-date, collecting images of 35 individual Type A killer whales, 25 Type B2 killer whales, 25 humpback whales, one Antarctic minke whale, and the first aerial photogrammetry images of Arnoux’s beaked whales.