Vertical and Horizontal Movements of Humpbacks Studied in New Caledonia

New Caledonia Study of Humpback WhalesUsing satellite tracking and dive recording, this study characterized vertical and horizontal movements of humpback whales in coastal and pelagic habitats of the Coral Sea during the breeding season. 18 humpback whales were outfitted with Wildlife Computers SPLASH10 tags to gather data on almost 8,000 dives above 80 m. During this study, the first-ever longitudinal trip between New Caledonia and the east coast of Australia was also recorded.

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