5. Whale tagging and sampling

We use a range of sampling techniques to collect useful data on humpback whales such as tagging, biopsying and blow sampling.

DTAGs are deployed onto the back of a whale and record fine scale behavioural data about what the whales are doing; sounds they make, sounds they hear and their movements underwater.  Biopsy samples will give us information about the sex of the animals once analysed in laboratory and blow samples give us information about hormones in thier system

 Researchers from the Univeristy of Queensland deploying DTAGs (digital acoustic recording tags) on Humpback whales (Peregian Beach, Queensland).

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