Data from: Estimating body mass of free-living whales using aerial photogrammetry and 3D volumetrics

Fredrik Christiansen, Mariano Sironi, Michael J. Moore, Matías Di Martino, Marcos Ricciardi, Hunter A. Warick, Duncan J. Irschick, Robert Gutierrez & Marcela M. Uhart
1. Body mass is a key life history trait in animals. Despite being the largest animals on the planet, no method currently exists to estimate body mass of free-living whales. 2. We combined aerial photographs and historical catch records to estimate the body mass of free-living right whales (Eubalaena sp.). First, aerial photogrammetry from unmanned aerial vehicles was used to measure the body length, width (lateral distance) and height (dorso-ventral distance) of free-living southern right...

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Affiliations

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • Murdoch University
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  • Institut des Hautes Etudes de Tunis
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  • Instituto de Biotecnología de León
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  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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  • University of California, Davis
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