A gray whale surfaces close to the GEMM Lab’s research vessel while the drone is up recording behavior and photogrammetry data (Image captured by Todd Chandler under NOAA/NMFS permit #16111).
Conducting whale surveys from USCG helicopters to document whale distribution patterns off the Oregon coast
(Blue whale and gray whale images captured under NOAA permit # 21678.)
A foraging gray whale in a kelp bed off the Oregon coast conducts a ‘jaw snap’ to capture zooplankton prey.
(Image taken by drone conducted by Todd Chandler under NOAA permit #16111)
The Port Orford gray whale research team, composed of high school, undergrads and graduate students, wraps up their kayak training session
(Photo Leigh Torres)
A gray whale breaches in front of a fishing vessel outside the Newport harbor entrance
A New Zealand blue whale dwarfs the size of the GEMM Lab research boat
(Image taken by drone conducted by Todd Chandler)
A gray whale surfaces close to the GEMM Lab’s research vessel while the drone is up recording behavior and photogrammetry data (Image captured by Todd Chandler under NOAA/NMFS permit #16111)
A New Zealand fur seal subdues its octopus prey
(Photo by Leigh Torres)
Two white-capped albatross at their breeding colony on The Auckland Islands, New Zealand
A drone captures the moment a blue whale begins a surface lunge to feed on a patch of krill in the South Taranaki Bight, New Zealand (Image captured by Todd Chandler)
A blue whale shows off its fluke as it dives in the South Taranaki Bight of New Zealand
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