by Emma Chereskin
Just a quick update for everyone in the Panacetacea community! We have been out on the boat collecting some awesome data about the Chiriquí whales for about a week now and we’re having a whale of a time! We’ve just started to examine some fluke ID pictures and so far we are proud to announce that we have 47 individual fluke ID’s! These photos can be used to track individual whales over time, both within a field season and also between seasons. We also share our photos with researchers in other locations to determine migratory routes of these animals. Our goal for the year is 150 so let’s see what the whales have in store for us. Stay tuned for more updates!