The Galapagos Science Center team begins marking blue whales

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The Galapagos Science Center team begins marking blue whales

Read more about the whale tagging program.

Story Highlights

  • In collaboration with Hector Guzman, an expert in megafauna movements and experienced researcher on tagging marine mammals from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Alarcón and her team recently returned from a 10-day excursion in the tropical waters surrounding the Galapagos where they are the first researchers to ever successfully tag a blue whale in the Galapagos. The research team managed to tag 10 blue whales in total — enabling a variety of data to be collected moving forward to better understand migratory patterns of the largest animal to ever exist.

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