Archived whale tracks: Movebank

Archived whale tracks: Movebank

The Azores Great Whales Satellite Telemetry Program was established in 2008, focusing on several of the large whale species in the Azores: Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis).

The tracking data from tagged whales is uploaded several times a day to the online database Movebank. Anyone can follow the movements of the tagged whales in near-real time using that resource, and consult archived data from tags that are no longer active.

To see all whale tracks, just click HERE. Or you can consult the tracks by species (TIP: to draw track-lines, choose 'Options' on the map menu):

  This study is participating in the Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA).

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Whale Telemetry