Sitka Nature Show #289 – Whale Researchers (Rebroadcast)

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The May 21st show featured a conversation with Andy Szabo, Liah McPherson, and Dana Bloch. This conversation was originally slated to air in early April shortly after I recorded it, but due to technical issues it did not air at that time, so I re-recorded my opening and used this conversation for this week’s show.

Andy is director of the Alaska Whale Foundation. Liah and Dana are graduate students studying whales. They were in town working on a project to measure body condition of Humpback Whales that gathered in Sitka Sound to feed on herring. They use a drone to get imagery of the whales from above and can use this to model the whale’s size and compare changes to individual whales over time.

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