As a university student, it is easy to get caught up in the life of writing papers, studying for exams, preparing for grad school and juggling all the other little things that consistently appear from thin air...
The whales disappeared into the fog and for a moment we were alone on the boat, a small island in a sea of fog and water.
What's the best way to record Humpback Whales in SE Alaska? Get rid of the engine! Though research technology has advanced, sometimes the best recordings come from a dedicated Acoustic Ecologist paddling along in their kayak. Listen to our upcoming podcast about the @alaska_whale_foundation to learn more.
Photo credit: Michelle Fournet
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Nora Saks from KFSK Petersburg spent a day with us in the field, while we were part-taking in a region wide Photo ID survey called SPLISH. Nora also interviewed other well-known scientists like Jan Straley and Phil Clapham about the current situation of Humpback Whales - especially after removing them from the endangered species list - and summarized everything in a neat radio story, which aired last night on AK - Alaska Public Media. Here is the link to her article and the audio clip: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/08/04/ak-southeast-researchers-are-keeping-up-with-the-humpbacks/
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