- Andrew Darby, Hobart
- March 23, 2009
Infra-red cameras are helping count whales hidden beneath the sea's surface, which will help monitor the numbers of a species, such as minke whales off Davis, Antartica (pictured). Photo: Frederique Olivier
AN INFRA-RED camera has come to the rescue in one of the most divisive arguments of whale research — how many minkes are there in the Antarctic?
The difficult task of counting whales has been eased by Australian scientists. In a global first they used the camera to "find" whales that have disappeared beneath the sea's surface.Mounted on an aircraft flying over the polar pack ice zone, the ... more at: http://www.theage.com.au/national/infrared-casts-light-on-elusive-whale-count-20090322-95ot.html