Map Portfolio: North Atlantic Right Whale Satellite Telemetry Research

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Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales & Fishermen by Tora Johnson

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These maps show the movements of endangered North Atlantic right whales which were entangled in fishing gear. Whale rescue teams attached satellite telemetry tags to the gear to help in relocating the animals for rescue. The telemetry tracks are helping us to evaluate regulations and methods in place to prevent entanglement.

Images and content copyright Tora Johnson. All rights reserved. Reproducing and/or distributing this material without permission is forbidden by federal law. Data sources: ESRI ArcAtlas 2001, Massachusetts Office of GIS and Center for Coastal Studies.

     

Entangled Whale "Churchill" #1102

Southern Portion of Track

 

Entangled Whale "Churchill" #1102

Full Telemetry Track

 

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Entangled Whale "Calvin" #2223

Telemetry Track w/ Critical Habitat Areas

Entangled Whale "Calvin" #2223

Telemetry Track w/ CHA & SAM

 
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