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How do you lift a whale? The question has been asked by many researchers for generations. Better yet: How do you weigh a whale? Even better: Why would you weigh one?
Danish scientists from the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), along with U.S. scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), thought it was time those questions were answered.
And as it turns out, the answers may be found — like many in the environment — through the use of drones.
Accurately measuring the weight of whales has always been a challenge, but drones and their imaging systems are taking it on. Courtesy of Fredrik Christiansen/ the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.
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