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Sperm whale surfacing

Follow the Whales

A sperm whale surfaces above the deep Kaikoura Canyon off the East Coast of New Zealand. WHOI biologist Michael Moore, director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center, and graduate student Julie van der Hoop went on an expedition in March 2013 with colleagues from the University of Otago and elsewhere aboard the research vessel Alucia to study these deep-diving whales. The scientists used suction cup digital acoustic tags to measure whales' vocalizations, respiration and movement. (Photo by Maryann Morin, Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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