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Humpback Whale Tagging

Humpback Whale Tagging
Science News by NewsLook

In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Census of Marine Life tag the aquatic giants to gain a clearer picture of the humpback’s underwater habits, foraging strategies and movements. The data collected is used to redirect water traffic and implement safer fishing practices to keep these whales out of harms’ way. Photo Credit: flickkerphotos via Flickr.

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3:08PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

First of all, if it's a sanctuary what are the threats? Anyway, thank you for the video.

2:42AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Why are these greedy inhumane people treating whales without respect?

I am starting to be ever more disgusted by inhumane monsters and wish to hunt those monsters

12:34AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Whales AND Dolphins need to be protected! Here they have a harmless way of getting to know which Humpback Whales are regular passerbys by their DNA. They get a part of their skin. It looks like they shoot a dart at them but it doesn't hurt them and it gives the researchers a lot of Data as well! Maybe they could do something similar in America as they also use this method for tagging them. This is the way they use the Science here and protect the Whales. I'm all for saving them in any harmless way.

1:13AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

Leave and live them with their habitat without any disturbances.Thank you for the post.

3:32PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

If this will help protect these amazing whales, without causing them harm, it sounds wonderful. Good luck to those doing it, and to the whales, of course.

1:50PM PDT on Apr 14, 2012

Thank you

12:01AM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

What a great idea to protect these beautiful giants of the deep and water craft too. Love them. Maybe there is also a way to protect many whales and other endangered species with similar devices. Can't touch the ones tagged!!!! A way to continue the existence of the species and ensure that a certain number of the specie are definitely off limits universally. And why not - for those which are definitely endangered slap some form of tag on all of them, tags that won't disappear (and be monitored) ensuring their protection and to bring the numbers up. And slapping a huge fine on anybody who would harm/kill them. Who knows in the right hands it just could work and make a huge difference to animals in danger of extinction.

12:01AM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

What a great idea to protect these beautiful giants of the deep and water craft too. Love them. Maybe there is also a way to protect many whales and other endangered species with similar devices. Can't touch the ones tagged!!!! A way to continue the existence of the species and ensure that a certain number of the specie are definitely off limits universally. And why not - for those which are definitely endangered slap some form of tag on all of them, tags that won't disappear (and be monitored) ensuring their protection and to bring the numbers up. And slapping a huge fine on anybody who would harm/kill them. Who knows in the right hands it just could work and make a huge difference to animals in danger of extinction.

8:39PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

William K.'s right. Courts wont' decide in favor or environmentalists without this kind of evidence, and much as we would all love to see them 'left alone', they are not alone! They're surrounded by danger and human beings and machinery. Better that they are tagged, and hopefully, protected, at least from ships propellers.

7:15PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Whales most certainly must be provided extra protections.Leave them alone humans

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