Investigating thermal physiology in large whales via aerial infrared thermography

Gina Lonati, Daniel Zitterbart, Carolyn A. Miller, Peter Corkeron, Christin Murphy & Michael J. Moore
The critically endangered status of North Atlantic right whales (NARWs, Eubalaena glacialis) warrants the development of new, less invasive technology to monitor the health of individuals. Combined with advancements in remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, commonly “drones”), infrared thermography (IRT) is being increasingly used to detect and count marine mammals and study their physiology. We conducted RPAS-based IRT over NARWs in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA in 2017 and 2018. Observations demonstrated three particularly useful...
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