Fin whale entanglement project: 1st year results
The fin whale entanglement project was funded by Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. After analysing the results of our scar study, a full report was submitted to them for review.
The findings of our first year reveal that we have been underestimating the problem of entanglement for fin whales (and probably blue whales as well), so it is imperative that we be able to continue this study for another 2 consecutive years, in order to verify and corroborate these initial results.
Here are an infographic and a video summarizing the "Scar Study" as we colloquially refer to it. Enjoy!